Porcelain dental crowns can beautifully match the color and texture of natural teeth. If you have a chipped or damaged tooth with the root still intact, you may benefit from a dental crown. Dental crowns help to prevent additional damage to the tooth and can improve aesthetics. When you are missing a tooth, dental crowns can also be used, in conjunction with dental implants, to fill the space. This creates a seamless smile with strong, functional teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns create a protective barrier for your teeth. They are useful for treating the following dental problems.
- Cracked or deeply chipped teeth
- Decaying teeth
- A broken filling
- Fillings that are too large
- Fragile teeth after a root canal
What Happens In A Dental Crown Procedure?
Your dentist will meet with you during a consultation and create custom porcelain crowns for the tooth or multiple teeth that require repair. Your dentist will first clean the tooth and the surrounding area to remove plaque or bacteria before the crown is placed. The tooth is then prepared by removing any decay and shaping the tooth to fit the crown. Your dentist will adjust the crown until the bite feels natural for you. The new dental crown will look just like your natural teeth and your fragile, damaged tooth will have added strength and protection.
Fixed Porcelain Bridges
If a patient has several teeth that are damaged, they may be a good candidate for a porcelain fixed bridge. Fixed bridges can protect several teeth at once and they can improve the functionality of your bite. Fixed bridges are made up of crowns that fit seamlessly over a set of neighboring teeth. Fixed bridges are an excellent option for tooth replacement as well when used with implants they can restore the look and functionality of your natural teeth.
If you are looking to protect a broken tooth, or restore the look and feel of several missing or damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges could be the solution for you. Contact our team at (770) 387-0750 to learn more.