Porcelain Crowns have a wide variety of different uses in the world of dentistry. Whether you are correcting cosmetic issues or pursuing dental implants, chances are you’ve heard of cosmetic porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns offer a variety of Cosmetic And Restorative Treatments that can help our patients with many different issues they may have. However, cosmetic crowns are not a good treatment option for every patient. We encourage you to read on to learn more about what makes a good candidate for treatment with porcelain crowns.
What are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are hollow replacement teeth that are used to cover your natural teeth. They are commonly used to cover up cosmetic issues that may plague your natural teeth. They are also commonly used to top dental implants. When being used for cosmetic purposes, your original tooth is shaved down, creating a stable base to hold your crown. Then, scans and impressions are taken of your natural teeth, which will be used to help make a crown for you that matches your remaining natural teeth. This method ensures that once in place, no one will be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and replacement crown.
Aspects of a Good Candidate for Porcelain Crowns
There are many situations where a crown might be a good option for our patients. These situations include:
- Discolored teeth that will not respond to teeth whitening procedures
- Poorly shaped or disproportionately small teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Teeth that lack support or strength
- Decayed or damaged teeth
- difficulty chewing or misaligned bite
- Extensively worn teeth that can no longer support a filling or other restorative treatment
- Protecting tooth structure after a root canal
- Completing a dental implant restoration
Porcelain crowns provide beautiful restorations for teeth that are suffering from structural and cosmetic damage. They provide replacement teeth that are comfortable and effective.