Porcelain Dental Crowns
What You Need to Know About Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain dental crowns are essential for obtaining a beautiful, full smile. If one or more of your teeth has been compromised, either by breaking or by having root canal therapy done, a crown is recommended to add integrity to the smile and replace what’s missing. Porcelain dental crowns are more aesthetically-pleasing and are free of any type of metal.
What are Porcelain Dental Crowns?
Porcelain dental crowns are coverings that encase the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. made to mimic the look and feel of a real tooth. They are made in a dental lab where they are matched perfectly to your smile and once they are cemented, they can last for decades before needing to be replaced with the proper dental care and hygiene. An exam and x-ray are needed to ensure that you’re a viable candidate for the procedure and that a porcelain crown is the right choice for your dental needs.
Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns
There are many benefits of choosing an all-porcelain crown over the traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal option. These benefits include:
- No metal is present in the crowns
- There is no unsightly metal band at the gum line where the crown is placed
- All-porcelain crowns are more aesthetically-pleasing
What to expect with the Procedure
In order to have a porcelain crown placed, the area where the crown will be cemented will be filed down to make room for the new prosthetic. Next, impressions are made of the area so that a permanent porcelain crown can be created specifically for you. The crown is then cemented into place and you can expect to have it for years without needing replacement with the proper care and hygiene.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain dental crowns, contact us today!