What are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns, or caps, are dental restorations that fit over the exposed part of a tooth. Porcelain crowns transform your smile by changing the size, shape, and strength of a tooth. Designer Smiles in Florida offers porcelain crowns to patients of all ages and backgrounds.
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Why Do You Need Porcelain Crowns?
Our dentist in Coral Springs, FL, recommends porcelain crowns if any of the following statements apply to you:
- You’ve lost or are about to lose a significant portion of your tooth to decay.
- After a root canal treatment, you may require porcelain crowns to protect your tooth.
- You need an abutment tooth to support a dental bridge.
- Your teeth are severely misshapen or discolored.
- After dental implantation, a dental crown is required to complete the restoration process.
Porcelain crowns are advantageous in many ways. For starters, porcelain or ceramic resembles the natural color of teeth. As such, porcelain crowns match the rest of your teeth.
Porcelain crowns are highly durable. Proper dental hygiene and honoring your annual dental exams will ensure that your crowns last you anywhere between 10 years to a lifetime.
Porcelain crowns don’t irritate your gums. You don’t have to worry about experiencing allergic reactions with porcelain crowns, as there will be none.
Porcelain crowns are also comfortable. They fit snugly over your teeth, thus allowing you to chew and speak properly. Other types of restorations—especially those made from metal alloys—may be too bulky and uncomfortable for your mouth.
Porcelain Crowns Treatment Procedure at Designer Smiles FL
Our dentist in Coral Springs, FL, will first examine you to determine whether you’re a suitable fit for porcelain crowns. This examination involves checking the state of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. If you’re a good fit, your teeth will undergo preparation.
Preparation involves removing enamel to make room for the dental crown. After enamel removal, a mold is taken and sent off to the dental lab. During your second appointment, the dentist will fit the porcelain crown over your tooth and bond it using dental cement.
The placement of dental crowns isn’t as scary as it sounds. Our Coral Springs dentist will ensure you’re at ease and answer any questions that you may have before undertaking any step of the procedure. We also offer various anesthesia options to guarantee your comfort and relaxation during treatment.
You’ll be asked to come in for follow-up visits to ensure that your oral cavity has adjusted well to your porcelain crowns, and vice versa.
Get Porcelain Crowns Near You
Give Designer Smiles FL a call today if you’d like to book an appointment with our dentist to discuss the possibility of getting porcelain crowns!