A crown is a cover or “cap” your dentist can put over a tooth to help restore the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
Ceramic and porcelain crowns are crucial in obtaining a beautiful, full smile. Because these crowns are free of any metal, they help to achieve a more aesthetically-pleasing look that does not show any metal at the gum line. The procedure to have the crown placed is done quickly and easily right in our office, so you can feel confident having it done.
What are Dental Crowns?
Ceramic and porcelain crowns are made with durable material to offer a realistic look to your smile. They are ideal for both front and back teeth because they are long-lasting and free of any kind of metal. This option is essential for those who want to steer away from any metal in their prosthetics as well as those who want a more realistic look to their teeth.
Who is a Good Candidate for these Crowns?
An exam and series of x-rays will be taken prior to having the crown procedure done. There may be a few reasons why you might need to have a crown placed as well as why you might choose ceramic or porcelain as a viable option. These include:
- You recently had a root canal and need a crown placed
- Your tooth has broken off and needs to be “capped”
- You want to avoid putting metal in your mouth
- You want a crown that looks more realistic
- You want an option that is durable and long-lasting
- If you have a cavity that is too large for a filling
- If you have had a root canal
What is a Dental Crown?
What happens during a dental Crown procedure?
The process for receiving a dental crown is quick and usually painless. Our dentists here at One Fine Smile will begin by preparing the tooth that will be receiving the crown. In order for the crown to fit the original tooth must be filed and smoothed. The dentist will take a small layer of the enamel off the tooth to make room for the crown. Next, you will have impressions made of the tooth. These impressions will be used to create your crown that is specific to your dental needs. The tooth will be covered with a temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready. Once the permanent crown is ready, we will remove the temporary crown and permanently adhere the new crown in place. With proper care and hygiene, the dental crown will last for many years. The crown will look and function just as if it were your natural tooth.