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Grinding your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings and tooth decay can all be contributing factors in the wearing down, cracking or breakage of your teeth.  If you suffer from this problem, dental crowns can be the solution.  As we mentioned earlier, dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of your affected tooth to add strength, durability and tooth stability.  

Traditionally dental crowns were made of metal, more notable gold.  With further development, ceramic (porcelain) dental crowns were developed to produce a more natural appearance.  Significant advancements have since been made, with Lava dental crowns generating a considerable buzz in the cosmetic dentistry industry. At Carmel Mountain Dentistry,  which serves North County San Diego including the communities of Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, and Scripps Ranch, Lava crowns are the ultimate choice in porcelain crowns for the posterior of your mouth.

Contact Us Today or Request An Appointment!

Mark Luban, DDS & Jared Bunker, DMD
Carmel Mountain Dentistry

10175 Rancho Carmel Drive #126
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 675-9055
Fax: (858) 675-9040
info@carmelmountaindentistry.com


Lava dental crowns present an innovative computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to produce an all-ceramic crown on a zirconia base.  Lava dental crowns were created by the need for all-ceramic dental restorations in the posterior region, which is an increasingly important aspect of dental care.  Until Lava dental crowns, there were no real suitable ceramics or economic processing procedures available. 

The Lava system is based on the machining of presintered zirconia, which, due to its outstanding mechanical properties, its biocompatibility, and its excellent esthetics in combination with a specially designed veneer ceramic, is the ideal candidate for these applications.  Presintering is the process of heating of a compact at a temperature below the normal final sintering temperature to increase the ease of handling or shaping the compact.  Zirconia is a high-tech ceramic material that is characterized by its outstanding stability and biocompatibility, as well as strength levels that are significantly higher than other all-ceramic materials.  In addition to strength, Lava all-ceramic system restorations display excellent esthetics and precise fit characteristics.  In combination with a corresponding CAD/CAM unit, the use of an easy-to-machine presintered ceramic material allows for the first time a reliable, fully-automated and thus, fast manufacturing of the Lava Dental Crown.


The advantages of Lava Dental Crown is summarized:


Excellent esthetics and translucency Outstanding marginal fit Superior strength of zirconia with high fracture resistance 8 shades of zirconia framework Ideal for 3-unit bridge applications Successful 3-year clinical trial


The esthetics and biocompatibility of Lava restorations represent the optimum in all-ceramic systems.  Many cosmetic dentists today are shifting towards the use of Lava Dental Crowns, and Dr. Mark Luban and Dr. Jared Bunker are no exception.  Their choice of Lava Crowns is supported by clinical data - Excellent clinical margin, fit and stability, and superior aesthetics.  Preparations require removal of less tooth structure, and cementation can be accomplished using proven, conventional techniques.


If you want a natural and lasting change to your smile while optimizing length, rotations and alignment problems, then Lava crowns can reshape and whiten your teeth and improve your smile dramatically.

If you have questions about Lava Crowns, please ask Dr. Luban, Dr. Bunker or any of us at Carmel Mountain Dentistry.

To welcome new patients to our office, we are able to extend a few attractive offers that allow an introduction to our practice and a chance to decide that Carmel Mountain Dentistry is the place for you and your family.

      Contact Us Today or Request An Appointment!

Mark Luban, DDS & Jared Bunker, DMD
Carmel Mountain Dentistry
10175 Rancho Carmel Drive #126
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 675-9055
Fax: (858) 675-9040
info@carmelmountaindentistry.com

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