Porcelain Crowns Cover Stains and Cracks
Getting dental crowns could offer the smile revamp you’ve been looking for.
It can often feel defeating when you are dealing with a discolored or seriously damaged tooth. While it might seem like you don’t have many options, your Englewood, NJ cosmetic dentist is happy to report that you can easily save your tooth from further damage by opting for porcelain crowns.
About Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored coverings that go over a damaged tooth to prevent further damage and to provide additional protection for the tooth. A porcelain crown is often recommended when a tooth is too damaged for a filling. A dental crown is used to cover cracks, chips, stains and teeth weakened by decay or infection. Crowns offer the durability that a damaged natural tooth needs to safeguard against more damage.
Porcelain Crowns Procedure
Before the crown is placed on the tooth we will need to do some preparation beforehand. If the tooth has an infection, we will want to go inside the tooth to treat the infection. If there is any decay we will also want to remove the decayed parts of the tooth before putting on the crown. Infected teeth are most often treated with root canal therapy.
Once the tooth preparation process is complete we will take impressions of your tooth to send to a lab to fabricate a customized porcelain crown. While your permanent crown is being made we will place a temporary crown on your tooth. However, a temporary crown isn’t as strong as a permanent one, so you will want to avoid chewing or putting too much pressure on that tooth while wearing your temporary crown.
Once your porcelain crown is ready, we will remove the temporary and cement the permanent one in place. This permanent crown will instantly hide serious dental imperfections like stains and cracks so you have a beautifully restored smile.
If you are dealing with severe discolorations or unsightly cracks in your tooth then your tooth may be prone to further damage. Isn’t it time you did something about your smile? Contact Dr. Mark H. Docktor, your Englewood, NJ cosmetic dentist today at Dental Arts of Englewood and safeguard your smile from further problems.