What is a porcelain crown?
A crown protects and strengthens severely decayed or fractured teeth. Porcelain crowns are custom made in a dental laboratory for your individual smile.
How is a porcelain crown placed?
The tooth is shaped for a crown, and then an impression is taken to give a highly accurate reproduction of the shape of the tooth. A provisional restoration is temporarily cemented on the tooth, and the mold is sent to a dental laboratory where a custom crown is fabricated. The crown is then cemented to the tooth.
Why do I need a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns can be used to fix gaps, cover stained, chipped, worn, or crooked teeth, or to change the size of teeth.
Porcelain is strong, aesthetic, and one of the longest-lasting cosmetic solutions.
Crowns may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear.
Other possible treatments: