Porcelain crowns are caps which are put in place over the surface of teeth to cover chips, cracks, and discoloration. Porcelain crowns can also be used to reinforce weakened areas and are commonly placed after root canal procedures. Additionally, porcelain crowns can repair damaged teeth, re-align a patient’s bite, or be used as anchors for dental bridge work. These crowns are custom-made for each patient and can provide a durable, long-lasting solution which looks exactly like natural teeth.
Porcelain crowns are an ideal cosmetic solution due to their combination of strength and beauty. Porcelain is the perfect material for dental restorations due to its ability to bond to the teeth which are being covered while strengthening and evening out a patient’s bite. Porcelain crowns are also naturally stain-resistant and have the visual properties of natural teeth. The visual appeal of porcelain crowns makes them the perfect choice for front teeth which have become chipped, cracked, or broken. These crowns are virtually impossible to tell apart from your natural teeth.
The procedure for placing porcelain crowns is done over two visits. On your first visit, an impression of the teeth to be capped will be taken and a temporary crown or crowns wil be put in place while the permanent porcelain crowns are being designed. The temporary crowns are then removed and replaced by the permanent crowns on your second visit, which will be scheduled about two weeks after your first visit.
Porcelain crowns are the perfect solution, offering both strength and a beautiful smile. For more information, call us today.