Porcelain dental crowns are used to replace teeth that are missing or so badly damaged they cannot be saved with simple fillings and repairs. Porcelain crowns are dental appliances designed to fit over an existing tooth that requires protection. When teeth are badly damaged from tooth decay, a filling may not be enough to restore the tooth to full health. It is often necessary for the dentist to perform a root canal to remove all the bacteria but this leaves the tooth unprotected. A porcelain dental crown is needed in this case to seal off the open tooth and prevent further damage from occurring.
Our dentists also uses crown to solve problems with front teeth that may leave fillings visible and unsightly. They are also used to protect teeth that are broken or otherwise damaged or to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. Dental crowns have so many different uses in restorations that they can be used to solve many issues.
Porcelain dental crowns offer patients with damaged teeth a much more discreet solution than the metal crowns used in the past. The dental grade porcelain that is used by our expert in dental crowns in restorations is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Oftentimes the crowns use porcelain that is fused with metal to create an even stronger structure that still gives a natural appearance. Porcelain dental crowns can be colored to match the exact shade of your own natural teeth and the porcelain gives off a shine that is indistinguishable from that of natural tooth enamel.
Porcelain dental crowns offer much more than cosmetic benefits. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can begin to shift out of alignment causing even more serious oral health risks. Dental crowns can be used to fill in these spaces to support adjacent teeth and keep them functioning properly. A porcelain dental crown attached to a dental implant will create the most permanent and natural solution to missing teeth.
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. The CEREC machine itself uses digital technology to create an impression of a damaged tooth and design a custom restoration of the tooth. The CEREC machine then mills the customized dental restoration in-office, which means no need to rely on an off-site dental lab.
If you have one or more teeth that are damaged or missing, porcelain dental crowns may solve the problem and help protect your teeth from future damage. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to see how we can help.