The advantage of using porcelain crowns is they can be near identical in color to the other teeth in the patient's mouth. This is more aesthetically pleasing and is common practice as one of our cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures.
A crown would be necessary for a number of reasons.
• The tooth has more filling than tooth structure.
• There is extensive damage or decay of a tooth
• The tooth is fractured
• Tooth has had a root canal
• If a tooth is replaced by a bridge, adjacent teeth require crowns to support the bridge.
The process of getting fitted for a porcelain crown is the same as for a metal crown and the process will generally take two visits. During your first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown, an impression or mold is made, and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth. At the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is fitted and cemented into place.
Here in our Aptos dental office, we offer General & Family Dentistry services, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants, Invisalign and Orthodontics, Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Crowns, Teeth Whitening, and a wide variety of other dentistry services.
We look forward to hearing from you so please give us a call at 831.688.6531 or send an email to Info@CreekViewDentistry.com to find out more about our staff and dentistry services.
• Smile Makeovers
• Oral and IV Sedation Dentistry
• Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
• Dental Implants
• Porcelain Dental Veneers
• Invisalign Invisible Braces
• Dentures & Bridges
• TMJ & TMD
• Special Needs Dentistry