Porcelain Crowns FAQ
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Tooth Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are a natural, strong, and durable tooth replacement option for patients who have suffered serious damage to the visible portion of their teeth. Porcelain crowns can help return strength and structure to teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, injury, tooth grinding or TMJD, giving form and function back to the mouth.
Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Tooth Crowns?
Tooth crowns are ideal for patients who have suffered some tooth damage or loss, or who require extensive restructuring of individual teeth.
Are Tooth Crowns Strong Enough to Withstand Normal Use?
Yes. Porcelain crowns are manufactured from a specially formulated dental ceramic material that is stronger and more durable than your natural teeth. They function just like regular teeth through chewing and speaking.
How Long Will Dental Crown Procedure Take?
Your porcelain tooth crown procedure will be completed over the course of two office visits. During your first visit, your tooth will be fully prepared by removing of decayed tooth structure and preparing the surface to ensure a strong, permanent bond for your new porcelain crown. We will then take a custom digital scan of your tooth that we will use to create your tooth crown.
During your second visit, Dr. George will place your crown and make any necessary adjustments. We will then use a special permanent bonding cement to affix your new crown
How Long Will My Porcelain Crowns Last?
When properly cared for and maintained, your new porcelain crown can last more than ten years. Patients should practice good dental hygiene and brush and floss their crown regularly as they would with a natural tooth to extend the life of the restoration. Be sure to schedule regular checkups with Dr. George to have professional cleanings and so that she can make sure your crown is still in good shape.
Schedule a consultation for your porcelain crown by calling us at 724-934-3422.