It is important to make a great first impression, but sometimes our smiles let us down. Chips, cracks, decay, and erosion can leave us feeling less than confident in our personal and professional lives. Although being self-conscious about an unsightly smile is common, you don’t have to spend another day letting these dental imperfections hold you back.
Understanding the Procedure
A crown is a custom-made “cap” that covers the entire tooth to restore shape and size. Dental crowns are made of porcelain; crowns are thicker than veneers and provide extra strength and durability to teeth that have severe decay or damage. The special dental porcelain is sculpted to closely resemble your tooth in its original form and function – or better.
Getting a porcelain crown usually requires two office visits. During your first appointment, we will take X-rays to check for decay and then prepare your tooth for the crown, either by removing damaged areas or by building up missing tooth structure to support the crown. We will send an impression of your tooth to a dental laboratory where your dental crown will be made. In the meantime, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown. To get dental crowns in Miami, contact TM Prosthodontics today to schedule an appointment.
10 Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are a durable, aesthetically pleasing dental restoration solution. Because porcelain crowns are strong and nearly undetectable, we often recommend this treatment to patients who want to restore and improve their smiles.
Porcelain crowns are often the best solution for damaged or decayed teeth because they are:
Natural Looking. Crowns can be made of stainless steel, gold, resin or ceramic, but porcelain is semi-translucent and looks and feels the most like real teeth.
Color matched. One of the biggest advantages of porcelain is its ability to be customized into any shape, texture, or color.
Durable. Dental porcelain is incredibly strong and known to last up to 15 years.
Protective. A porcelain crown helps protect a damaged tooth from further damage or decay, preserving the healthy part of the tooth within. It may also help reduce sensitivity.
Low maintenance. Unlike with other materials, no special maintenance is needed. Good brushing and flossing habits will keep your dental crown looking new.
Stain resistant. Porcelain is resistant to stains, so you can keep enjoying your favorite foods and drinks.
Safe. Complications from porcelain crowns are minimal. Risks include tooth discomfort or sensitivity immediately after the procedure, a chipped or loose crown, or an allergic reaction to the dental materials (extremely rare).
Comfortable. Because porcelain can be molded to any size and shape, most patients don’t even feel like they’re wearing a crown.
Functional. Your custom-made crown will cover the damaged tooth and will fit perfectly with your other teeth, allowing you to chew your food better and speak more clearly.
Beautiful. In addition to improving tooth function, a porcelain crown hides unpleasant defects, giving you a flawless restoration.
For more information on dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental implants in Miami, contact us here.