Porcelain crowns can be placed on your teeth for a number of reasons. You may have a very discolored tooth or one that is weak and requires a bridge or needs to be strengthened. You may also want to get a crown for purely cosmetic reasons. There is a wide variety of dental crowns that are available, including resin, ceramic, stainless steel and porcelain. Since there are benefits and drawbacks to each material, you should carefully consider which type is right for you.
Porcelain is one of the most commonly used materials for making dental crowns. The crown treatment is very effective in restoring teeth damaged by tooth decay or trauma, and also protects them from additional decay.
Porcelain crowns are often desired because they have a very natural appearance that is close to the look of natural tooth enamel. They look and feel that way due to their inherent luster and transparency.
Another benefit of porcelain crowns is that they can be easily colored to match the appearance of surrounding teeth. They do not look strange or artificial when contrasted with other teeth. Even if you have a crown placed on a front tooth, it will be resistant to stains and stay white and bright.
Having your porcelain crown placed is usually a multi-step process. The first part is when we examine your tooth to determine if it is able to support a crown, and we start preparing it to make room for your crown. In some cases, a tooth might be damaged or broken badly enough to require filling in so that it is the right size to receive your porcelain crown.
Once the tooth is prepared, we will make an impression of it and those around it. We will also fit a temporary crown on your tooth so that it is protected until the eventual crown is ready for permanent placement. Finally, we will remove your temporary crown and place the new crown onto your tooth using a special adhesive. After some time, your porcelain crown should look, feel and function as a regular tooth.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Among other reasons, porcelain crowns are superior to other crowns because they can be molded and shaped to precise dimensions within your mouth for a very comfortable fit. If you think that you would benefit from a porcelain dental crown, set up an appointment at Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Winter Haven or Champions Gate!