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WHAT ARE PORCELAIN CROWNS?

Porcelain crowns are cap-like types of equipment placed on top of damaged teeth used to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth. Porcelain crowns are a substitute when fillings don’t solve the problem. Porcelain crowns can be made from porcelain metals, ceramics, and resin. They generally don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.

The way porcelain crowns are designed can restore your teeth to their former and natural appearance. Porcelain crowns focus on aesthetic benefits, unlike metal-based crowns. They are designed to resemble your existing teeth, which is particularly important if you require a crown on your front teeth.

Why Consider Porcelain Crown?

Porcelain crowns are essential to patients who have suffered from tooth decay or whose teeth have become damaged through trauma. They may need a dental crown to repair or protect their affected teeth. You may consider a porcelain crown if:

  • You have a crooked tooth and need reshaping to better your smile
  • You want to protect a tooth after a root canal procedure
  • You need to replace a large filling that has come loose or fallen out
  • You have recently obtained an injury to your tooth
  • If you need an anchor for a dental bridge

The primary purpose of porcelain crowns is to protect the tooth, and deliver a robust and long-lasting functional replacement for a natural tooth. This indicates that porcelain crowns serve the same purpose as other metal-based crowns.

What Does the Porcelain Crown Treatment Process Involve?

Generally, porcelain crown treatment requires two appointments. The first visit is meant to prepare your tooth for the porcelain crown fitted. The process involves identifying and removing any weak parts of the tooth and taking impressions to fit a temporary crown.

Metal Vs. Porcelain Crowns

Metal crowns have been used for several years and are popular since they are durable. These crowns are made from metal-based alloys such as cobalt-chromium, nickel-chromium, etc. Compared to porcelain crowns, they are not likely to wear down become chipped or damaged over time. Metal crown appearance has made people choose to have it done at the back of their mouth as they are out of sight.

On the other hand, Porcelain crowns are designed to imitate the natural appearance of your teeth. They come in two primary forms: all-ceramic or all-porcelain, which can be used for posterior and front teeth proving a safe solution for patients who suffer from metal allergies.

Are Porcelain Crowns Safe?

As approved by the FDA, both the materials used to make the porcelain crowns and the procedure to place them are safe. The risks associated with other crowns are always high compared to porcelain crown treatments. The staff at Cochran Family Dental has a wealth of experience in this area.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn About Porcelain Crowns

Do you have a persistent tooth problem and need some advice? A tooth with a porcelain crown looks and feels completely natural. No one will be able to tell you are wearing a porcelain crown. Cochran Family Dental has porcelain crowns 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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