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Porcelain Crown

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crownPorcelain crowns are a dental treatment for restoring teeth and improving their natural appearance. They are an alternative to metal-based crowns. Porcelain crowns are preferred because of the aesthetic benefits they offer since they resemble your existing teeth. Our dental specialists at 253 Dental Care will recommend porcelain crowns if you want restorations for the front teeth. Since these crowns are susceptible to fractures compared to metal crowns, we do not recommend having them on your back teeth or teeth within the molar region because they are the ones used to chew and tend to exert a lot of pressure on the crowns, causing damage.

Why Do You Need Porcelain Crowns?

Our dentist will fit porcelain crowns if you have tooth decay or if your teeth are damaged from trauma. The crowns are intended to repair and protect the affected teeth. You may be a candidate for porcelain crowns if you have had an injury to a tooth or need an anchor for dental bridges. Crowns may also help if you need reshaping of crooked teeth to help enhance your smile. People needing large fillings that have fallen out or come loose can benefit from a crown. You may also require crowns to help your bite or teeth if you have had a root canal procedure.

The Procedure

Often, porcelain crown treatment involves two appointments. During the first visit, our dentist will prep the teeth for the crown to be secured. During this visit, the dentist will identify and remove any weak part of your tooth. The dentist will take impressions that we use to construct the crown. We will fit a temporary crown to protect the teeth while waiting for the permanent one. During the second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crowns and fit the new, custom-made crown. It takes about two weeks to get your permanent crown.

Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

Our patients like porcelain crowns because they are transparent, offering a natural look just like your real teeth. When you receive porcelain crowns, you are unlikely to have allergies to them, which are common in people who get metal crowns. Porcelain crowns are considered biocompatible, and they help reduce tooth sensitivity. Patients with reduced space in their mouth are considered suitable candidates for porcelain crowns.

Caring for Porcelain Crowns

If you take good care of your porcelain crowns, they can last for up to 15 years. The lifespan of the crowns will depend on the amount of wear they get and the care you give them. You should make appointments with our dentist for check-ups to ensure your crowns are functioning as required. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial just like any other restorations you get. Make sure that you floss every day and brush twice a day. Brushing and flossing help prevent bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. You also want to avoid biting down hard foods or objects. Even chewing sticky foods can cause damage to your crowns.

If you need dental crowns, we ask you to come to our office at 253 Dental Care for an evaluation. We will help determine if you are a suitable candidate for these crowns. Call us today at (253) 765-0184 to find out more about porcelain crowns and other dental treatment procedures we provide.
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