A dentist may install a crown or cap to restore a tooth's function and shape. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC® is an increasingly popular crown option among dentists and patients.Most dental crowns consist of metal, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or porcelain with metal. The placement of a traditional crown requires two visits to…
Reasons to Consider a Porcelain Dental Crown
A porcelain dental crown is beautiful and luminescent and reflects light just enough to look like a natural tooth. Although porcelain crowns look natural, they are, in fact, artificial. Crowns can be shaped precisely in order to restore tooth damage and enhance your smile. This makes them very beneficial both physically and aesthetically.
A crown can be thought of as a dental prosthesis that works specifically to give you back a real-looking tooth and restore the structure and integrity of the tooth so that you can smile, feel confident, and even enjoy your favorite foods and drinks once again.
Let's discuss why you should opt for a porcelain dental crown.
Crowns can restore damaged teeth
If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, you will need to replace or restore it. The same is true if you lose a great deal of enamel from an infection. There are several solutions for restoring damaged teeth, but porcelain crowns stand out among the others. This is thanks to their durability and natural look.
A crown is essentially a cast surrounding the tooth, so even if most of the enamel is missing, the tooth can still function as well as a healthy, strong tooth. A crown is sturdy enough for you to be able to bite down with the same amount of force as you would with your natural teeth without having to worry that the crown will break.
Crowns can change the shape and appearance of teeth
If you have a tooth that is too small or has gaps between your teeth, your dentist can put in a crown to change the size or shape of the tooth. By closing a gap between two teeth or making an artificial tooth blend in with your natural teeth, your dentist will be able to restore both the functionality and appearance of the tooth. You will not need to worry about noticeable or obvious replacements that stick out like a sore thumb with porcelain crowns.
Crowns are durable
With proper care and maintenance, crowns can last more than ten years. They are a durable, dependable restoration solution you can count on. Porcelain crowns are not likely to become loose or fall out, which makes them ideal if you want a tooth replacement option that will not be a hassle.
What's more, porcelain is a much more natural material than metallic crowns or mercury crowns, meaning there are fewer dangers as a result of wear and tear on the crown. With other types of crowns, you run the risk of harmful effects from the material should the crown become damaged, and getting them replaced can be more complicated as well.
Porcelain crowns look natural
The main reason many people choose porcelain crowns over other options is that they look very natural. You will not have to worry about your appearance with a porcelain crown in place. Most people will not be able to tell that you replaced a tooth with a crown. Porcelain is much easier to mold and shape to look as close as possible to your natural teeth' size and shape. It's common for other crowns to appear much larger than natural teeth or be shaped differently because it's difficult to manipulate the material to make it match the existing teeth.
Another benefit of the look of porcelain crowns is that they can typically be tinted to match the shade of your natural teeth. This makes it so that you don't have one tooth that is much whiter than the others or where it is obvious that the color doesn't match. This helps so that you don't have to be self-conscious about your tooth restoration.
How to get porcelain crowns
If you are ready to restore your damaged teeth or improve the appearance of your teeth with the use of dental crowns, the next step is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Placing a crown usually takes two or three visits to the dentist. In our office we do CEREC same-day crowns, so it can be completed in one visit!
During the first appointment, your dentist will take measurements and an impression of your teeth, and then the mold will be sent to a dental lab where the crowns will be created. While waiting for the crown to be ready, your dentist will need to prepare your teeth. During the second appointment, your dentist will place the permanent crown, and then you will have a beautifully restored tooth.
Reach out to your dentist with questions
If you're still wondering if this is the right procedure for you, it's best to talk to your dentist directly. You can learn if this is the procedure that will restore your smile and boost your confidence once and for all. Contact your dentist today to learn more.
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