Modern dentistry has a lot to offer to improve person’s smile and general dental health. Dental crowns make up essential part of restorative dentistry, which at the same time provide wonderful esthetic results. When it comes to crowns – full porcelain crowns are considered to be the most beautiful crowns the teeth can get. Dental porcelain provides necessary strength and closely replicates the look of natural tooth. Porcelain is also the only crown which provides translucent look to the tooth. The major drawback of the porcelain crowns used for front teeth is that their placement process can be quite challenging and requires expertise, but for our skilled and experienced doctors at Dental Village Medicine that’s not an issue.
A dental crown is a protective “cap”, which is placed over the tooth to restore its size and shape, increase its strength and improve its appearance. There are several kinds of dental crowns, but porcelain ones are best to recreate the form and function of the tooth all the way down to the gum level. In most cases, porcelain crowns are designed to make the esthetic appearance of the tooth even better than the natural one.
In cases when a tooth is broken or severely damaged by decay, crowns may be used to restore it. Sometimes crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge or cover a dental implant. In some cases crowns may be applied for certain cosmetic modifications or aesthetic purposes.
As any other kind of dental treatment, everything starts with the dental examination, during which doctor will check your teeth and prepare them to provide the crowns easy to fit. The teeth will be cleaned and reshaped. With the help of dental putty, an impression of your teeth will be taken and used to construct full porcelain crowns. Meantime temporary crowns will be fitted onto your teeth. During your second visit doctor will remove these temporary crowns and fit the permanent ones.
The great advantage of porcelain crowns is that they can not only copy the original tooth in function, but can be designed to look like the original or even better. Porcelain crowns are transparent and aesthetically appealing. They don’t cause any allergic reactions and are great for patients who have reduced space inside the mouth and want those natural looking teeth.