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PORCELAIN CROWNS—PROCEDURE, DRAWBACKS, AND COST

A porcelain crown is a more affordable alternative to Porcelain Veneers, and is a great option. Dental crown technology has undergone several design changes and additional innovations to make dental crowns blend well with the rest of a person’s teeth. This has given the teeth a more natural look and they are light enough to feel in the mouth. With that, you will hardly notice their presence in your mouth.

What Are the Major Drawbacks of Porcelain Crowns?

Some of the most common drawbacks of using all-porcelain crowns include:

  • The level of expertise required to place them is very hard.
  • Preparing for porcelain might be complicated and could take a bit longer time.
  • Comparatively expensive than other crowns
  • Vulnerable to breaking and cracking
  • Less durable than different types of crowns
  • Porcelain crowns cannot be used to restore teeth Due to their breaking/cracking vulnerability.

How Much Does an All-Porcelain Crown Cost?

The cost of porcelain crowns might vary with state. For instance, in the United States, all-porcelain crowns for the front teeth usually cost around $1,000 – $1,500. Also, Prices for the back teeth might be higher, but these crowns are usually preferred for front teeth only.

Compared to metal crowns, porcelain crowns are more expensive, except the pure gold crowns. Despite them costing that much, they give a natural look and their durability compensate for the higher price.

What Does the Procedure of Porcelain Crowns Involve?

If you are familiar with the fitting procedure of traditional crowns, you’ll find this very similar. They share much in common. The procedure involves:

  • The tooth is prepared for treatment by cleaning and reshaping
  • The tooth is also refined a little so that the crown can comfortably fit on top of the concerned tooth
  • The dentist then takes an imitation of your tooth using a dental putty
  • The mold is then taken to the laboratory to fabricate the new crown
  • In the meantime, the patient gets a temporary crown fitted on the tooth
  • A period of two to three weeks is required for the crown to be prepared
  • The dentist uses etching acid to roughen the surface of the affected tooth to enable the crown to hold on firmly to the tooth after that is when the new crow is fitted to the patient’s affected tooth
  • Then the patient’s tooth is fitted with the new crown. For this, the dentist roughs up the surface of the affected tooth with the help of etching acid, which enables the crown to hold on to the tooth

Schedule an Appointment to Learn About Porcelain Crowns

A tooth with a porcelain dental crown looks and feels completely natural—no one will be able to tell you are wearing one of our dental crowns. At Cochran Family Dental, you will be able to get the porcelain crowns necessary to improve your smile and boost your confidence. We serve the cities of Leesburg, Ashburn, and Purcellville with modern and comprehensive dental care services. To learn more about porcelain crowns and our other services, call us today to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034, or email us using the contact form on this page.

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