What are Porcelain Crowns?
All-porcelain crowns are made to mimic the look and feel of real teeth. They are designed to cover teeth that have been broken or compromised in some way. Porcelain crowns can last for many years with proper care and hygiene. They are ideal for patients who are looking to achieve a full, beautiful smile.
What is a crown?
Dr. Brad Sammons, DDS discusses what a crown is and the different types of crowns available.
Why do you need Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns may be needed if you have one or more teeth that are compromised. Some of the reasons a crown may be considered include:
- Your tooth has been severely broken or fractured
- Your tooth has been compromised due to a large filling or root canal
- You have recently had an implant placed
- You’re looking for a metal-free option to achieve a full smile
It is not uncommon for patients to have full-porcelain crowns last for years, if not decades, with proper care. They are an ideal option for when a tooth has been compromised.
What makes you a good candidate for Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are ideal for patients who want a metal-free option to enhance their smile. Crowns are specifically designed to cover teeth that have been broken or compromised in some way. They are comfortable and custom-designed for you so that they provide you with many years’ worth of effortless wear. Porcelain is hard-wearing and beneficial for the majority of patients that want long-lasting results.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Crowns?
First, you will come into our office to have the existing tooth filed down to make room for the crown. An impression will be made of the area and sent off to a dental lab. You will be sent home the same day with a temporary crown for aesthetic and functional purposes. You will then come back into the office at a later time to have the permanent porcelain crown placed. You will then receive instructions on how to care for your brand-new crown. With proper care, the porcelain crown can last for many years and provide you with a full, beautiful smile.
If you are interested in porcelain crowns, we welcome you to contact our office to speak with someone who can help answer your questions.