Porcelain crowns are often a good treatment for damaged teeth. They replace the external part of a tooth in order to restore its original function and appearance.
If you are interested in porcelain crowns, come to Oakridge Dental Center for a consultation. Dr. Obeid can determine whether a porcelain crown is a suitable treatment and suggest an alternative if it is not. Typically, a patient will need to visit the dental center twice to have a crown fitted. During the first visit, the tooth will be shaped and measured for the crown. A porcelain crown will then be crafted in a dental laboratory to exactly fit that tooth. Dr. Obeid will fit the crown when you return for your second visit. A temporary crown may be fitted while you wait for your custom-made permanent crown to be created.
Having porcelain crowns fitted is pain-free. Our dentist uses local anesthetics to numb the part of your mouth around the tooth that needs attention. Some patients experience sensitivity after the crowns are fitted. If you experience this side effect, then Dr. Obeid can advise you on how to find relief. In addition, if you have trouble relaxing in the dentist’s chair, just let us know. We will work with you to find a solution that helps you relax.
Porcelain crowns can be used for the following purposes:
- Repairing a broken or cracked tooth
- Restoring a worn or damaged tooth to match surrounding teeth
- Capping a tooth after a root canal
- Restoring a whiter appearance to a badly stained tooth
Porcelain crowns have many advantages compared to other types of crowns. They have a very natural appearance allowing you to feel confident about how your smile looks. Many people choose to use porcelain crowns to repair their broken, cracked, or damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns are strong and durable, but slightly more brittle than natural teeth. It is possible to break a porcelain crown by biting down too hard or grinding the teeth. If you have a broken crown that needs repair, then contact Oakridge Dental Center. Our dentist can assess your crown and decide what needs to be done to restore your tooth to a natural appearance.
Caring for porcelain crowns is very straightforward. You can treat them like your normal teeth: simply clean them with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Flossing around porcelain crowns is also recommended to keep the spaces between the teeth clean. Keeping your teeth and crowns clean could help to prevent any further decay or gum disease.
Porcelain crowns are an effective solution to cracked or broken teeth. If you are unhappy with your teeth and want to know whether porcelain crowns could be right for you, request an appointment at Oakridge Dental Center today to find out more.