With regular cleanings and dental exams, it is highly likely that we will detect any issues with a patient’s teeth early and can fix them right away. Unfortunately, sometimes a patient will delay treatment for something they perceive as minor or will go an extended period of time without a cleaning, either of which can exacerbate an existing problem. Other times, accidents happen and teeth can get cracked or chipped. Existing fillings can break, causing damage to the tooth, not to mention pain and discomfort. In these cases, a simple filling very often just won’t do.

Luckily, when these things do happen, we have options, one of them being a Porcelain Crown.

What is a Crown?

A crown can be made of different materials, including porcelain. Porcelain crowns are custom-made, tooth-colored covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Why would I need a Crown?

Porcelain crowns are ideal for teeth that have large, fractured, or broken fillings. They also work well for teeth that are cracked, chipped or badly decayed, where a typical filling is not enough. Crowns are also often placed after root canal therapy to restore the affected tooth and halt damage.

What’s the procedure for a Porcelain Crown?

In just a couple of appointments, you can have a permanent solution for your damaged tooth, and the procedure is virtually pain-free. With your new porcelain crown, you will have the full ability to chew and bite.