All-Porcelain Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an effective treatment option for many patients at Lex Smiles.. Crowns help protect your teeth from damage and restore full function and a natural looking smile. While dental crowns can be made from different materials, all-porcelain dental crowns prove to be ideal for many people. Take a minute to learn more about all-porcelain dental crowns, how the procedure is performed.

Why Choose All-Porcelain Dental Crowns

dental crown samplesA dental crown is a cap that is placed over a compromised tooth. It can improve the strength, size, and appearance of a tooth that may have suffered damage from tooth decay or injury. In many places, metal and metal/porcelain dental crowns are widely utilized by dentists.. Here are some of the benefits associated with all-porcelain dental crowns in comparison to other types of dental crowns:

  • They blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
  • They have less of a chance to cause allergic reactions.
  • All-porcelain dental crowns offer similar strength and toughness as other dental crowns.
  • There is no chance of metal showing at the base of the crown as sometimes happens with metal/porcelain.
  • Technology for creating porcelain crowns lets us, in some cases, complete the procedure in one visit.

How Will your All-Porcelain Dental Crown Appointment Proceed

In many cases, dental crowns directly follow other procedures such as root canals, or cavity removal. Once we determine a dental crown is the best option for you, your dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown. If you would like an all-porcelain crown, a digital scan of your mouth will be done to precisely measure size and shape for the crown. In some cases, the area of the crown might be altered in order to ensure proper alignment. Once the shape of the crown is determined the crown is made. Usually we can complete this in the same appointment. If necessary, we will numb the area around the crown and securely bond it with your existing tooth structure.