Porcelain Crown

Porcelain crowns are restorations that are used to cover and protect damaged tooth structure that is weakened or damaged due to a multitude of factors such as decay, fracture, or genetic abnormalities. They are made of a strong and durable materials called porcelain that closely resembles the natural color and appearance of teeth.

Porcelain crowns are custom-made to fit over the existing tooth structure and are bonded in place using dental cement. They can be used to restore teeth that have been severely decayed, cracked, or broken, as well as to improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth.

One of the main advantages of porcelain crowns is their natural appearance and durability. The porcelain material used closely resembles the translucency and color of natural teeth. This makes porcelain crowns a popular choice for front teeth restorations.

In addition to their aesthetic benefits, porcelain crowns also provide strength and durability. They are resistant to wear and staining and can withstand the forces applied via biting and chewing. With proper care and maintenance, porcelain crowns can last for many years.

The process of getting porcelain crowns typically involves two dental visits. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged portions and shaping it to accommodate the crown. A scan or impression of the tooth will then be taken and sent to a dental laboratory, where the crown will be custom-made. A temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being fabricated.

During the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent porcelain crown will be placed and adjusted for fit and bite. Once the dentist is satisfied with the fit and appearance, the crown will be permanently bonded to the tooth using dental cement.

Overall, porcelain crowns are a popular and effective dental restoration option for restoring and enhancing the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth. They provide a natural-looking and durable solution that can improve both the function and aesthetics of the smile.