If left untreated, tooth decay and damage can have a negative impact on your oral health as well as cause self-consciousness. Porcelain crowns, on the other hand, are a fantastic long-term option. It might be intimidating to not know what to expect, so discussing your options with your Parker CO Dentist is a good place to start. Here's all you need to know about the procedure and how porcelain crowns can improve your smile.
What is a Porcelain Crown?
A porcelain crown is a tooth-colored prosthesis that is cemented in place. Crowns are designed to appear and feel like your natural, healthy teeth and replace the whole outside of the tooth down to the gum line. Porcelain crowns are distinguished from crowns made of other materials (such as gold or other metals), which are more visible. In terms of durability and biocompatibility, metal crowns differ from porcelain crowns, thus each type has advantages.
Why Do I Need Porcelain Crowns?
The majority of patients who choose crowns are trying to save their teeth after they have been damaged or decayed. If a visible area of your tooth is damaged, your dentist may suggest porcelain crowns to restore the tooth and improve your smile. Porcelain crowns can be inserted on each side of missing teeth to support a dental bridge in some circumstances.
What is the Porcelain Crown Procedure Like?
Dr. Amber Schmidt will examine the damaged or decayed tooth and prepare it for a crown at your first visit. This entails filing the top and sides of the tooth to reshape it so that the crown may properly fit around it. Dr. Amber Schmidt will also address any deterioration at this time. The crown is then custom-made after an imprint of the tooth is taken. Our porcelain crowns are always custom-made and moulded to match the size, shape, and colour of your teeth, ensuring that the final outcome is undetectable. Because porcelain crowns are created in a dental lab, a second appointment is required to have the crown fitted.
Once the porcelain crown is made, it can be placed over the tooth. Dr. Amber Schmidt will first make sure it properly fits and make any adjustments before permanently cementing the crown in place. After placement, Dr. Amber Schmidt will schedule a follow-up appointment to check up on your crown and make sure it’s functioning properly.
How to Care for Porcelain Crowns
A healthy oral hygiene practise is crucial to getting the most out of your porcelain crowns. Brush your teeth twice a day, including the crown, with an electric toothbrush or a soft-bristled manual toothbrush. You should also floss or use a Waterpik on a daily basis. To avoid additional decay, limit your intake of soft beverages and sugary meals, and visit Dr. Amber Schmidt for routine dental examinations every 4-6 months. This will assist you in maintaining your results and maintaining a healthy mouth in the long run.
Schedule an Appointment
Porcelain crowns are a great way to improve your smile while also keeping your teeth healthy. Contact Our Parker CO office by calling or filling out our online form to speak with Dr. Amber Schmidt and learn more about your options.