Cosmetic and General Dentistry – Dental Crowns
The best Cosmetic dental procedures like Dental Crowns and Porcelain Veneers are increasingly becoming more commonplace. There are a wide variety of dental cosmetic procedures that are available. Over time, for a variety of reasons, one’s tooth structure gets compromised structurally or aesthetically. Crowns are used to help improve the overall appearance and the strength of the teeth. There are a number of crowns that are available for restorative and top cosmetic dental interventions.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a dental restoration that encircles a tooth or dental implant and caps it completely. It is made up of a strong and cosmetic material called Porcelain. The crown is normally bonded to the tooth or implant surface using a special cement that is designed solely for dental purposes. The crown materials are typically made in a dental laboratory because the strong restorative materials require the use of intense heat during their fabrication.
Uses of Dental Crowns
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Cosmetic dental enhancements
- Large or fractured fillings
- Teeth with root canals
Advantages and Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are the most popular types of crowns used in top dental offices as they resemble the human tooth aesthetically. There is a natural reflective quality that is similar to our real teeth. Additionally, the material is very strong and can withstand the extreme biting forces of the mouth. They can last several years before needing an inevitable replacement.
The cosmetic result will inevitably boost the confidence levels of patients because the appearance of their teeth will allow others to see their new beautiful smile!
Cosmetic Dental Procedure for Porcelain Crowns
In order for porcelain crowns to be placed, there are two main dental appointments that are critical for the patient to attend. The first visit is where the tooth is prepared for the crown. It is here where the highly accurate custom mold of the tooth is made. Measurements are then taken and the tooth is designed. Before leaving a temporary tooth will be fabricated to hold the space until the final crown is ready for insertion. The second visit is when the final tooth will be inserted and the final cementation process completed. Additionally the crown will be adjusted for fit among the other teeth and bite. Once polished the process is complete.
If you have any questions about the process or about dental crowns, please reach out to our team and we would be happy to answer any questions.