Porcelain Dental Crowns

What are Porcelain Dental Crowns?

Porcelain dental crowns help to improve the structure and integrity of a specific tooth that’s been compromised. Most often, a tooth is compromised either with decay or by breaking, fracturing or cracking. Teeth that have had a root canal are prone to breaking because of the inner pulp, or nerve, having been removed. Crowning a tooth can enhance your smile and prevent the area from causing a problem with smiling, eating or chewing.

Why would you need Porcelain Dental Crowns?

Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-colored and matched specifically to the rest of your teeth. They look completely natural and are designed to enhance your smile. These crowns can be placed on virtually any tooth within the mouth. You may need a porcelain crown if a tooth has become severely decayed, has a large filling in it or has broken and fractured.

What makes you a good candidate for Porcelain Dental Crowns?

The porcelain crown procedure is quick, easy and relatively straightforward. Porcelain is safe to use in the mouth because it contains absolutely no metal. The material can withstand a lot of force as well as pressure applied when eating or chewing. To determine if you’ll need a crown, you’ll have to come in for a consultation as well as an examination.

What can you expect during the procedure for Porcelain Dental Crowns?

You’ll first come in and receive anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable for you. The tooth is filed down to create an abutment, or seat, for the crown. Dental impressions are taken of the area and sent to a local lab where the porcelain crown is made for you. The crown is then sent back to us where it will be placed on top of the abutment that was created. The crown is filed down to make it more comfortable and to improve the bite. You can expect to have your new porcelain crown in place for anywhere from five to 15 years.

If you are in need of porcelain dental crowns or want to know more about this procedure, call our office today and we can help answer your questions.