Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
Many problems can occur with your teeth over time. One of these problems is that your tooth may become discolored, chipped, or cracked. When this happens, your tooth will no longer look as attractive as it once did. It might even affect your self-confidence and, with that, your quality of life.
But there’s no need to worry, as dental crowns can help.
What are Porcelain Crowns
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 crown) is the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
At Silvertooth Family Dental, we may recommend a dental crown for the following reasons:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- The tooth has a root canal.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns offer many benefits, including:
One of the primary reasons patients choose porcelain crowns is to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile. We can match porcelain crowns to the color of your natural teeth so they look and feel natural.
Porcelain crowns are very durable and can last between 5 and 15 years. With proper care and maintenance, they can last even longer. Unlike other dental restorations, porcelain crowns will not discolor over time.
Improved oral health
Porcelain crowns not only improve the appearance of your teeth but also strengthen them. This helps improve your oral health and prevent further damage to your teeth.
Crowns help relieve discomfort
Another benefit of porcelain crowns is that they can help relieve discomfort. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, a crown can help to protect it from further damage and alleviate any pain you may be experiencing.
Crowns are custom-made for you
The best thing about porcelain crowns is that they are custom-made for you. This means that they will fit your teeth perfectly and look completely natural. There won't be any gaps or spaces between your teeth and the crowns.
If you think you may need a porcelain crown, call Silvertooth Family Dental today at (903) 662-7420 to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions and help you decide if a dental crown is right for you.
Who is a good candidate
The good news is that almost everyone is a good candidate for a dental crown. The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
What does getting a crown involve?
During your appointment, your dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays of your teeth. They will also ask you about your medical history and any allergies you may have. If you are a good candidate for a dental crown, your dentist will discuss the different types of crowns with you and help you choose the one that is right for you.
How long does it take to place dental crowns?
The entire process usually takes two visits to our office. During the first visit, we will take impressions of your teeth and place a temporary crown. The permanent crown will be ready about two weeks later. On the second visit, we will remove the temporary crown, check the fit of the permanent crown, and cement it into place.
How should I care for my new dental crown?
Crowns are strong and durable but require the same attention as your natural teeth. Be sure to:
- Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss once daily.
- Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
- Limit sugary snacks and drinks.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Replace your toothbrush every three to four months if the bristles become frayed sooner.
What are the risks associated with dental crowns?
There are very few risks involved with getting a dental crown. The most common risk is that the crown may not fit properly, which can cause pain or discomfort. In some cases, the crown may need to be replaced. If you are considering getting a dental crown, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if this is the proper treatment for you.
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