A porcelain crown is a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Dental crown technology has undergone several design changes and additional innovations to make them blend well with the rest of a person’s teeth, giving them a more natural look. There are some drawbacks with porcelain crowns, and some of the most common downsides 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 more 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 varies from state to state. All-porcelain crowns for the front teeth usually cost around $1,000 to $1,500. Compared to metal crowns, porcelain crowns are more expensive, excluding the pure gold crowns. Despite the cost, their natural look and durability compensate for the higher price.

What Does the Procedure of Porcelain Crowns Involve?

The placing porcelain crowns involves the following:

  • 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. The patient’s tooth is then fitted with the new crown.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn About Porcelain Crowns

Our porcelain crowns are tailored individually for each patient, preserving, enhancing, and protecting their smiles. At Cochran Family Dental, you will be able to get the treatment 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 the other services we offer, 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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