Porcelain Dental Crowns and Caps
Porcelain crowns are one of the most elegant solutions for basic dental problems, creating a new surface to cover a damaged, broken, or badly discolored tooth. Dental crowns and caps are common and risk-free dental procedures, and have enabled millions of people to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.
Why Are Dental Crowns Used?
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but unfortunately, that's not always possible. From tooth decay to accidents, there are many common problems that can potentially damage teeth beyond their ability to self-heal. A porcelain crown can be used to cover and repair:
How Porcelain Crowns Are Made
Caps and crowns are intended to cover individual teeth. At Tri-Town Family Dental, we typically prepare and install them in two appointments.
First, Dr. Krothapalli will file the tooth and prepare the surface to hold the crown. Next, we'll take a mold or impression of the resurfaced tooth so that a cap or crown can be tailored for a perfect fit, and then a temporary crown is put on.
At the second appointment, the temporary crown is taken off and our dentists install the permanent one in its place.
Dental crowns can be made from ceramic, resin (plastic), porcelain, or metals like gold, nickel, and chromium. At our dental office, we prefer porcelain crowns for their durability, neutral appearance, and high level of safety.
Porcelain Dental Crown Benefits
Caring for Tooth Crowns
Dental crowns are usually easy to care for, although they require the same degree of cleaning and attention as natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental hygiene appointments are still very important. In addition, crowns can potentially chip or come loose, so they may require some degree of future maintenance.
Crowns are a simple and effective way to improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Contact us today for more information or click here to request an appointment online! with Dr. Krothapalli to find out whether porcelain caps or crowns may be the right solution for you.