A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is used to help replace teeth that cannot be restored using a traditional filling.
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is used to help replace teeth that cannot be restored using a traditional filling. They are generally suggested for patients who have had severely decayed or damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns match the color of teeth to give a natural appearance. There are many other types of crowns, such as gold or silver or porcelain over gold, but porcelain crowns give the most natural look.
When you and your dentist decide that getting a crown is the right option for you, the dentist will shape the tooth in order to make room for the crown. Depending on the damage of the tooth and how much tooth structure is present, the dentist will either shape the tooth or build up the tooth in order to support the crown. We choose to send our porcelain crowns to a professional dental laboratory to ensure the highest quality. Some dentists use CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetics Ceramic) restorations, but we do not believe in sacrificing quality for time. The custom-made porcelain crown is then cemented to your tooth to give you a beautiful and natural appearance.
With proper care, porcelain crowns can be very durable and have the ability to last a long time. Your dentist will give you special instructions on how you can keep your crown clean with proper dental hygiene.