All-porcelain crowns are natural tooth-like dental restorations that are used to replace lost teeth. They are also aesthetically pleasing compared to metal-made crowns that are conspicuous and dull colored. Porcelain is the most preferred material for making these dental prostheses as they match the natural look of teeth and, therefore, are less noticeable. Visit us at Camas Dentistry to get your porcelain crowns customized and your smile restored.
Advantages of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are custom made in the dental lab, making them a better fit for the patient due to their high precision to natural teeth. The custom crown is made from a mold of an impression on a patient’s natural teeth. Porcelain is the best-preferred material for crowns, except when a patient suffers from bruxism, more durable material like metal can be used as it is more resistant to wear. They also blend in well with natural teeth as they are more natural-looking than other materials like gold and metal.
Another benefit of porcelain crowns is they are comparably cheaper than other crown materials like gold. Although ceramic or composite resin crowns match the teeth shade, they are not as durable as porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns can last 10 years or more, depending on their care. Porcelain crowns may not last quite as long for patients with teeth grinding problems.
Porcelain crowns are more biocompatible with the teeth and body structures and do not cause allergic reaction issues like metal crowns. Porcelain crowns are light compared to metal crowns and do not weigh down on the teeth. They are also fashioned perfectly to fit the mouth and are very comfortable. Porcelain crowns are convenient and fast to install. Therefore patients experience the benefits of porcelain crowns almost immediately.
Porcelain crowns also fix minor dental complications like damaged teeth or tooth staining. This is because they resemble the natural look of teeth. The durability of porcelain crowns is almost similar to that of natural tooth enamel. They are practically identical to natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are ideal for aligning and correcting teeth and are well suited for patients with limited mouth space. Porcelain crowns are also preferred as they do not develop a dark gum line or stain over time.
Porcelain Crown Placement
The teeth to be restored are prepped through cleaning, curving, and tapering so the crown can fit perfectly to the tooth. An impression has to be taken and cast on a mold in the dental lab to make a precise fit. A patient may get a temporary crown as the custom fit awaits to be made. At the second appointment, the teeth are cleaned, and the temporary crown is placed and held into place using dental cement and etched before allowing the crown to attach to the cement and the tooth surface. It is important to regularly care for your porcelain crown by brushing and flossing, and avoiding tooth grinding and clenching as this causes damage to your crown. Book an appointment with us via 360-837-5992 or visit us at Camas Dentistry for your porcelain crown treatment.