Porcelain crowns are dental appliances that entirely cover the surface of a tooth. Although crowns in one form or another have been used in dentistry for many decades, porcelain crowns have become increasingly popular with both dentists and patients over the past few years. There is good reason for this popularity, since the porcelain material is extremely durable and can be made to very closely match the color of the patient’s natural teeth.
Who Are Good Candidates for Porcelain Crowns?
Crowns are typically recommended for teeth that are so badly decayed that they can’t hold a filling. In those cases, porcelain crowns are often an excellent choice. But there are other circumstances that might call for a crown as well, such as patients who have any of the following:
- A chipped or broken tooth
- A tooth that is misshaped in some way
- A tooth that has undergone a root canal
The Process Involved in Getting a Porcelain Crown
The procedure involved in getting a new porcelain crown is very much like getting any other sort of crown. Your dentist will first make an impression of your existing tooth. That impression will be used to create your new crown. Then your dentist will remove any decay that is present, thoroughly clean the tooth surface, and provide you with a temporary crown that you can wear until your permanent crown is ready. This procedure typically requires two visits to our office – the first to prepare your tooth, and the second to fit you with your new porcelain crown.
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For more information about porcelain crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abayomi or Dr. Modrall, call our office today. We are proud to serve patients from throughout the DFW, TX, area and we would be pleased to welcome you to our patient family.