Porcelain crowns offer a seamless restoration for your tooth. At Bryan Hill, DDS, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile, that’s why we seek to provide the very best in aesthetic and long lasting restorations. With improvements in quality, porcelain has become the preferred material for many of our patients. They love the look and feel that porcelain provides including texture, shape and feel much like your natural enamel. Porcelain also possesses the same translucency and light properties as we see in natural enamel. We are happy to discuss all of your options in restoration, including the benefits that come with porcelain crowns.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic that we use to cover and surround a tooth, much like a cap. Crowns are a permanent fixture, meaning they are not removable, they are cemented in place for a firm bond. We use dental crowns to:
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials including gold and metal alloys. While these materials are extremely durable and highly resistant to corrosion, they lack aesthetics. However, depending on the bite force needed, their durability and longevity make them a good option. We can discuss these options during your consultation.
Dental Crown Placement
Dental crowns are completed in two appointments. During the first appointment we will discuss what you are looking for, take an impression of the area and alter the natural tooth to fit the crown. We will place a temporary crown to be worn until the permanent one is completed. After about two weeks, when we have received the new crown, we will schedule an appointment for placement. Prior to placing, we will clean the area, dry fit the crown to check the bite, make any needed adjustments and then cement the crown in place.
In certain situations, we may be able to manufacture your crown in office while you wait for same day creation and placement. Ceramic crowns can be milled using CEREC for computerized milling.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about porcelain crowns, call (509) 505-6303, and schedule your consultation now!