Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain)

Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain)

What are Ceramic and Porcelain Dental Crowns?

A dental crown helps to restore structural integrity to a compromised tooth. A tooth that has cracked, fractured, chipped or broken may need to be crowned in order to improve the way the tooth both looks and functions. We use ceramic and porcelain crowns to help the restoration look as natural as possible while being free of metal. The crown procedure is easy and done quickly in our office.

Why is a Dental Crown needed?

The most common reason for needing a dental crown is because a tooth has broken or cracked. The tooth may be sharp because of the fracture, so the crown can help in restoring the tooth to its original shape and size. A tooth that has a very large filling may eventually need a crown. Patients who have had a root canal done may need a crown on the treated tooth since it is more susceptible to fracturing.

What is the difference between a Crown and a Bridge?

Dr. Kye Mallernee discusses the difference between dental crowns & dental bridges.

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What makes you a candidate for a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are ideal for most patients, since they are designed to help in restoring order to a person’s smile. Before a crown is placed, we perform an exam to determine if it’s the right choice for you. The crown procedure normally only requires local anesthetic, so it’s deemed safe and effective for the majority of patients needing to have the restoration placed.

What happens during the Crown procedure?

First, we will administer local anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We then work to file down and smooth the affected tooth to make room for the crown. Impressions are taken of the area and you’ll go home the same day with a temporary crown. Your next appointment involves removing the temporary crown and placing the permanent ceramic or porcelain restoration. We will do slight adjustments to the fit and feel of the crown and you’ll be ready to be on your way. Your new crown will last for many years with proper care.

If you think you might need a new crown or want to know more about this procedure, call us now and our friendly staff members can further assist you.