Porcelain Crowns

porcelain crowns

A porcelain crown is a cap which resembles a natural tooth, by color, function and look. The crown encases a tooth for improvement of function and aesthetics.

A porcelain crown is the ideal treatment for a cracked, root canal treated, or severe decayed tooth. 

Reasons for porcelain crowns

  • Severe destruction of natural tooth structure
  • Loss of tooth structure due to root canal treatment
  • Loss of tooth Structure due to grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Breakdown of excessively large filling with little supporting natural tooth structure

What does getting a porcelain crown involve?

A porcelain crown consists of two visits. The first visit under local anesthesia is the preparation of the tooth for a temporary crown, in this same visit a mold or accurate impression of the tooth is taken in order to make an exact fitted porcelain crown.

The second entails removing the temporary crown that was placed in the first visit, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly, and the permanent crown is cemented permanently.

Home care instructions will be given to ensure longevity of the crown.