Dental crowns are a restorative solution for teeth that have been damaged due to decay, cavities, or discoloration. Crowns are cap-like restorative structures that are used to cover damaged teeth. They help to improve the shape, size, color, and appearance of the teeth. Crowns are either made of Ceramic or metal. Here are some of the benefits of dental crowns.
- Crowns are a solution to broken, cracked or misshapen teeth.
- They provide an alternative to tooth extractions which can be painful.
- Easier to insert and long-lasting.
What are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are translucent crowns that serve the purposes of covering the teeth that have been severely damaged due to discoloration or cavities. These tooth-shaped caps will cover the teeth to restore their healthy look, shape and, size. Crowns are a permanent solution and will be perfectly cemented onto the damaged teeth, covering their entire visible. They also help to improve the appearance and aesthetics of the teeth. The porcelain material looks lifelike and will almost mimic the color of the original teeth. Porcelain crowns are an excellent solution in restorative dentistry.
Here are some of the reasons why:
- They serve to restore teeth that have been damaged or worn down.
- Porcelain crowns help to restore weak teeth.
- Porcelain crowns can be used to protect teeth that have undergone a root canal therapy.
- They help to resolve severe discoloration of the teeth.
- They help to support fractured teeth.
- They help to support dental bridges.
- Porcelain crowns are a popular choice in restorative dentistry due to its durability.
What are the types of Porcelain Crowns?
There are several types of porcelain crowns that we offer at our facility. Here are a few of them listed out:
All-porcelain crowns' major composition is porcelain. They are an excellent choice for patients who would want an alternative to a metal-free restoration.
Porcelain-fused to metal crown
These crowns are made in such a way that the exterior covering of the crown is fully porcelain and the inner composition is metal.
Ceramic Zirconia Crowns
These crowns are highly durable and purely metal-free. They are known for their long-lasting property and resistance to scratches and cracks.
What is the procedure for getting a porcelain crown?
Before inserting any kind of restoration, our dentists will perform a thorough examination of the teeth using digital X-rays. Any signs of decay or cavity will be removed and cleaned before getting crowns. The dentist will take an impression of the teeth with the help of the X-ray films that will be sent to the lab. This impression will be used to develop the crowns. Until then, the patient will be made to wear a temporary crown. Once the permanent crowns are ready, the temporary ones will be removed from the teeth. The dentist will then clean the surface of the teeth before placing the permanent ones over it. The permanent crowns will be carefully inserted into the teeth with the help of dental adhesives.
Request an appointment with Dr. An in San Mateo, CA, to get your customized Porcelain Crown, today!