Dental crowns restore the shape, function, and strength of weakened, misshapen, and damaged teeth. They have a wide range of uses in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. They can help repair teeth that are cracked, broken, or decayed, close spaces between teeth, correct bite problems, and complete a dental implant restoration.
A Natural-Looking Restoration
Porcelain is biocompatible, durable, and highly resistant to wear. Unlike metal crowns, porcelain crowns closely match the color and characteristics of your natural teeth, providing the most discreet, attractive, and natural-looking restoration. Because porcelain crowns can be thinner than metal crowns, porcelain crown restorations allow dentists to leave more of your healthy tooth structure intact. Porcelain crowns are also more biocompatible than most metals, which reduces the potential for unfavorable tissue reactions and gum recession.
Maintaining porcelain crowns is just like maintaining your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist at least twice a year. If you do these things, you can expect a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile that lasts for years.
Porcelain Crown Process
- Preparation. At your first visit, your dentist will prepare your tooth to receive a crown. Your tooth may need to be filed down to make room for the crown. If your tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist may need to build it up so it can support your restoration.
- Impressions. After preparation, we will take accurate impressions of your teeth, which will be used to produce a porcelain crown that aesthetically and functionally matches the rest of your mouth.
- Crown. After your impressions, we will fit you a crown that will protect your affected tooth until your custom crown is ready.
- Placement. At your second visit, we will adhere your new porcelain crown securely in place using special bonding cement.
Smile! Your porcelain crown treatment has just enhanced your smile’s health, function, and appearance.
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