Dental Crowns (Porcelain Crowns)

Dental porcelain will be sculpted to replicate closely the look of the natural tooth enamel, and also providing desirable strength & resilience to the teeth. Porcelain crowns (Dental Crowns )are excellent choice when recreating the form & function of the damaged tooth, because a crown generally replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down towards the gum level. Crowns were not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but are also designed to develop even better esthetic appearance.

Dental Crowns were the choice of the treatment in the situations where the tooth decay has been damaged most of the natural tooth, when a traumatic incident has caused damage, or in some certain cases of severe enamel erosion. They are also the option for the people who grind & clench their teeth so much in that case the original structure of their teeth was been compromised.

The great advantage of the Dental Crowns were they were not only replicate the natural tooth in their function, but are also designed to look like the original or even more better. When patient selects a porcelain veneer for the cosmetic reasons, they were generally covering up the front portion of the tooth that was having some esthetic flaw. A porcelain crown was thicker than a veneer & in some certain situations, this thickness was required. Crowns and veneers were placed and secured in the mouth in certain similar fashion, by using a light-sensitive resin located in between the original tooth & crown, and after that hardening this resin by using a special curing light.

Porcelain crowns requires some laboratory time to be create & time varies according to the laboratory & its distance from your dentist, so expect need to fit with a temporary, or provisional, crown for a while. Some patients can experience sensitivity to hot & cold temperatures after fixing the porcelain crowns. It was best to consult your dentist for more information and guidance about your individual case.

While porcelain crowns were very durable, they won’t have the flexibility of the natural teeth, so in this case avoiding certain foods is been necessary. Chronic tooth-grinders & jaw-clenchers are need to be fixed along with a nighttime mouth guard to guard and secure the porcelain from excessive & unnecessary pressure. Maintaining porcelain crowns was generally quite simple. Most likely as your original teeth, they require routine brushing along with the non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste & regular flossing.