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Porcelain Crowns

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crown.You need to consider your cosmetic preferences and longevity when choosing the type of crown that is right for you. In many ways, this depends on where the crowns are being placed. Those who wish to restore the shape, size, and function of their front teeth may consider porcelain crowns. As porcelain crowns are translucent and look like your natural teeth, many people choose to use them to cover blemishes and damages on their front teeth. Porcelain material can easily fracture in comparison to metal, so you should avoid using it around the molars. The team at Singing River Dentistry knows that a natural-looking smile makes people happy.

When Do You Need Porcelain Crowns?

In a situation where fillings do not seem to cure the problem, our dentist will put a crown on top of the damaged tooth, which will protect it, restore the shape, and cover it. Porcelain crowns cover a part of the tooth, especially above the gum line. The crown protects the tooth from decay. A porcelain crown may also be used to help clip together cracked areas of a tooth. Porcelain crowns can restore teeth that have been badly damaged or worn out. Additionally, these crowns help cover and mask discolored or misshapen teeth.

A dental bridge may be reinforced or held in place with crowns. When your tooth contains a large filling but little structure remains, you may need a crown. A crown covers the tooth and provides support. Porcelain crowns can also be used to prevent decay. The fitting of crowns can help those with sensitive teeth and cavities prevent further decay.

Procedure for Fitting Porcelain Crowns

The procedure requires two visits to the dentist. Your teeth are examined once you arrive at our dental office. In this way, we can determine if you qualify for dental crowns. The dentist will numb the area where a crown will be fitted and file down the tooth surface in preparation for placing the crown. To rebuild a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay or injury, a filling procedure is performed. Dental fillings not only support teeth but also prevent bacteria and plaque from entering. Following the preparation of the tooth surface, the dentist takes impressions of the adjacent teeth. The crown is also matched to the teeth next to it. While you are waiting for the fabrication of the permanent crown, you may receive a temporary crown that protects your mouth. You will come back for fitting after the permanent has been built, which can take a few weeks. The dentist removes the temporary crown and fits the permanent one. Lastly, the crown is cemented in place.

How Long Do They Last?

Depending on how you care for your crowns, they can last for about 15 years. Ensure that you have dental checkups and that your crowns are inspected. Good oral hygiene is crucial to the health of your bite. Flossing and brushing prevent bad breath and gum disease. It is important not to bite down on hard objects or chew sticky foods. Visit Singing River Dentistry to learn more about porcelain crowns and determine if you are a candidate. We can be reached at (256) 904-4220.

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