Porcelain crowns are designed to restore your teeth to their former, natural appearance. Unlike metal-based crowns, porcelain crowns are designed to resemble your existing teeth. Experience the benefits of a porcelain crown for your dental health needs. Call our team at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry today to schedule your appointment with our certified dentists!
What Are the Advantages of a Porcelain Dental Crown?
Patients who have suffered from tooth decay or whose teeth have been damaged may need a dental crown to protect and repair their affected teeth. Here is a list of advantages of receiving a porcelain dental crown compared to a different crown type:
They Blend In: Porcelain crowns can blend in with the rest of your teeth. The porcelain material makes the crown look just like a natural tooth! Those around you won’t even notice if you have a crown or not.
They Are Completely Safe: Because porcelain crowns are metal-free, they will not expose your body to toxic mercury that is sometimes present in crowns. There is no metal amalgam in porcelain crowns and therefore you do not have to worry about any potential negative side effects to your health.
They Are Strong: Porcelain is a very strong material—nearly as durable as the tooth’s enamel. Your crown will last for 10–15 years if you take good care of it.
They Are Quick and Easy: We use advanced technology that helps us completely customize porcelain crowns during the patient’s initial appointment. This allowed for a quick and easy way to beautify and protect your compromised tooth.
They Are Comfortable: The placement of porcelain crowns on your teeth will not compromise your chewing in any way. Your porcelain crowns will be molded just right so you feel perfectly comfortable while eating.
Porcelain Crowns and Cosmetic Dentistry
Porcelain crowns are a keystone of cosmetic dentistry. A dentist will use porcelain crowns to enhance the look and aesthetic appeal of a person’s tooth. New dental technologies allow our dentists to protect a patient’s natural teeth by only treating the part of the tooth that needs it. No need to remove the entire tooth!
See if porcelain crowns can benefit your smile by calling us today to schedule your cosmetic dental appointment!
Receiving a porcelain dental crown offers many benefits for the protection and improved function of a tooth. Here are the steps for how we’ll go about giving you a porcelain dental crown:
Taking a Dental Impression: For the first step in the dental crown process, our dentists will take an impression of your smile. This will capture the size and shape of your tooth so that they can construct a customized permanent crown.
Preparing the Affected Tooth: Our dentist will prepare the surface of the damaged tooth. They will need to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth to make room for the dental crown. Don’t worry, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to ensure you do not feel any discomfort during this process.
Constructing a Custom Dental Crown: You’ll head home with a temporary crown. Meanwhile, a porcelain crown will be made for your unique tooth. This will ensure a secure and comfortable fit. The crown can take 2–3 weeks to create.
Placing the Crown: Once the crown is ready, we will take the temporary crown off and bond the permanent crown in its place. The dentist will use dental cement to secure the crown to your tooth.
How Porcelain Crowns Can Help
There are many reasons why a person might need a dental crown. One might have an unusually large cavity that cannot be filled, a fractured or damaged tooth, a weak tooth prone to further damage, or a severely discolored or misshapen tooth.
The porcelain crown is a thin cap that covers the surface of the damaged tooth to restore its appearance, strength, and ability to properly function.
Porcelain crowns protect, alleviate discomfort, and provide a durable replacement for a damaged tooth.
How Much Do Porcelain Dental Crowns Cost?
The severity of your case is going to determine the cost of your dental crown. As you consult with our dentists, we will help determine the cost of your crown and answer any questions you might have about your porcelain dental crown.
Share Your Smile Again with a Porcelain Crown from Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry
We are excited to offer porcelain crowns as a safe, effective, and natural-looking way to restore your teeth! Call us today to schedule your dental crown appointment!