Porcelain crowns are wonderful restorative options in dentistry. If a tooth has been weakened, a porcelain crown can be used to give it the strength necessary to survive. If you have been fit with dental implants, porcelain crowns can be used on top of them as a tooth replacement. Porcelain crowns can even be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of a misshaped tooth. One of the most common questions concerning porcelain crowns is if they get stained.
The answer is that porcelain is a stain resistant material because it is not porous, so your porcelain crown should not stain over time. These crowns can even withstand such notorious tooth staining items as coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco products. If the surface of your porcelain crown has become roughened, it is possible for it to pick up stains in that instance. The good news is that our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles can easily polish the stain away. As long as you make biannual visits to the dentist for an exam and cleaning, your porcelain crowns should remain stain free for the entire duration of their existence.
If you are interested in having your tooth restored with a porcelain crown, contact our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.