Dental crowns are caps or covers that protect and restore the structure of severely decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns are preferred where other restorations such as fillings cannot do the trick. When a patient gets a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, the restoration process is finished off with a dental crown.
Besides decayed teeth, crowns are recommended for patients struggling with severely discolored, misshapen, and worn down teeth. Crowns also hold dental bridges in place.
Different materials are used in the manufacture of dental crowns. These include composite resin, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-metal, all-porcelain, zirconia, and stainless steel. The material chosen depends on the needs and preferences of the patient.
All-porcelain dental crowns are made purely from porcelain, which is a type of ceramic. All-porcelain dental crowns are advantageous in numerous ways.
The benefits of all-porcelain dental crowns include:
Our dentist begins by thoroughly examining the affected tooth. Depending on the dentist’s evaluation, you may require root canal treatment to treat the inside of the tooth. If the tooth is decayed on the surface, with no endodontic infection, our dentist removes all signs of decay.
Next, our dentist trims away tooth enamel to make room for the dental crown. Once the tooth enamel reshaping is complete, the dentist takes dental impressions. Using these dental impressions, the dental lab team manufactures your all-porcelain crowns.
During your second appointment, our dentist permanently cements the crown in place.
All-porcelain dental crowns are an ideal way of preserving the function and aesthetic of a tooth. By getting dental crowns, you can avoid extraction and keep your natural teeth for a long-time.
All-porcelain crowns have a lifespan of 5 to 15 years. The actual lifespan depends on your lifestyle habits.
Contact Concord Woods Dental Group today if you’re interested in all-porcelain dental crowns in Concord, MA.