A crown is a covering that goes over the surface of a tooth to restore it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. While there are several types of crowns, porcelain is by far the most popular option. Porcelain resembles natural teeth better than other materials, making it look more natural and less noticeable. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for Getting Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns can be beneficial in fixing many different dental issues. Some of them include:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Root canal
What is the Procedure for Getting a Crown?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. The first appointment will involve preparing the tooth and taking molds to create the custom crown for your mouth. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that will go on the tooth until the permanent one is created. At the second appointment the temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and the new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
If you are looking to get a porcelain crown, contact us today to schedule an appointment.