A porcelain crown is a tooth shaped cap that is used to help replaced teeth that cannot be restored using the traditional filling. They are generally suggested for patients who have had severely decayed or damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns match the color of teeth to give a natural appearance. There are many other types of crowns such as gold or silver, but porcelain crowns are most popular because they give the most natural look.
At Park Smiles NYC, we have extensive experience customizing porcelain crowns and other cosmetic and restorative dental solutions for patients who are unhappy with their smiles. Along with the aesthetic advantages, these inconspicuous restorations provide many other benefits, including:
- Look natural – Porcelain dental crowns are the perfect solution for bringing out your brightest smile. The material is designed to match the shape, color, and durability of your teeth, making your smile bright and natural.
- Restore functionality – In many cases where a crown is needed, the tooth is too sensitive or worn for proper functionality. A crown allows for functionality of the tooth to be restored and a natural bite and smile reinforced. With the look, feel, and durability of a real tooth, your whole mouth can be returned to its natural, operative state.
- Feel natural – Not only will your friends be unable to tell it is porcelain, but you won’t either. The procedure is designed to match the contours of your mouth and your other teeth, adjusting the crown to your mouth’s particular specifications. This makes the crown look and feel natural!
How are porcelain crowns placed?
When you and your dentist at Park Smiles NYC decide that getting a crown is the right option for you, the dentist will shape the tooth in a shape that enables him or her to place a crown. Depending on the damage of the tooth and how much tooth structure is present, your dentist will either shape the tooth or build up the tooth in order to support the crown. A digital impression will then be taken so our dental laboratory can custom make a cap for your tooth.
Although receiving a crown normally takes two visits to complete, Park Smiles NYC is pleased to offer CEREC® CAD-CAM technology, which allows us to complete your crown in a single visit, while you wait! When the crown is ready to place, your dentist will try on the crown to ensure that the fit and bite are correct. The porcelain crown is then cemented to your tooth to give you a beautiful and natural appearance.
With care, porcelain crowns can be very durable and have the ability to last a long time. Your dentist at Park Smiles NYC will give you special instructions on how you can keep your crown clean with brushing and flossing so that you can help your crown last for years.