Protect and Strengthen Your Teeth with Porcelain Dental Crowns
By Rajal Patel DDS — Orange, New Jersey Dentist
Do you have broken or fractured teeth? Do you need some cosmetic enhancement to improve your smile?
If so, you may be a candidate for a Porcelain Dental Crowns. Porcelain Crowns are specially made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Before and After Porcelain Dental Crowns:
Porcelain Crowns offer you many unique advantages:
- Restore Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Improve Your Smile Through Cosmetic Enhancement
- Removes Decay and Protects Teeth
- Repairs Fractured Fillings
- Protects Teeth that have Large Fillings
- Protects Teeth that have had Root Canal (Endodontic) Therapy
How Porcelain Crowns Work:
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain tooth-colored dental crowns are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth and are highly durable.
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be fitted with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully mounted to ensure that your spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.