Chino Valley, AZ
A dental crown is a covering affixed onto an existing tooth to protect it from fractures and chipping. Porcelain is more cost-effective than most alternatives used for crowns. It is a durable ceramic material that mimics the shade of the teeth better than metal or glass prosthetics. If you have a damaged tooth, our dentists at Granite View Dental will first examine your tooth thoroughly before the procedure. The dental specialist will recommend porcelain crowns if metal fillings and composite resin are not feasible.
When Are Porcelain Crowns Necessary?
Porcelain crowns are necessary for people with fractures, cavities, or crooked teeth. The prosthetic cap protects the tooth enamel from damage. Our dental professional can place a crown over a chipped tooth to restore your bite. The ceramic material can closely mimic the color of your teeth. Therefore, porcelain is one of the best solutions for people with severe tooth discoloration. Porcelain blends with the aesthetics of your teeth and is an inexpensive option compared to materials like glass and metal.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Our specialist can complete the dental crown procedure in two visits. The purpose of the initial appointment is to identify existing oral health problems. The test may include a visual examination and x-rays to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
The specialist will then shape your teeth to eliminate decaying parts and leave only the healthy tissue. The healthy tissue ensures the crown adheres to the tooth. The dentist will place a temporary crown the same size as the removed section of the tooth. Thereafter, our dental specialist will remove the temporary cap and place the permanent crown. The crown is secured by dental cement on the root of the tooth. After the recovery, you can expect the porcelain cap to look and feel like your natural tooth.
Do You Need a Dental Implant?
An implant is a prosthetic device designed to mimic the root of the tooth. The prosthetic prevents the deterioration of the jawbone. A dental implant is required if you have had a tooth extraction. It is affixed onto the jawbone to ensure the crown fits. A crown cannot replace an entire tooth without an implant. But a crown can be used to cover the missing portions of the tooth. The dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if you need an implant or other dental prosthetics.
Are Porcelain Crowns Safe?
The dental crown procedure is safe if performed by an experienced dental specialist. But like other procedures, you may experience complications due to neglect. The initial tests are critical for preventing dental complications. Porcelain crowns can be effective for addressing dental fractures and severe cavities. Caring for your teeth by regularly brushing and flossing will safeguard the crown for decades.
Avoid sugary and sticky foods to ensure a less eventful recovery after the procedure. Visit our dental office for follow-up appointments as scheduled. Your dental professional will guide you if you experience pain or dental complications.
Schedule Your Appointment Now!
If you need more information on porcelain crowns, talk to our specialists at Granite View Dental. Contact us at (928) 589-1776 for an appointment with our dental specialists today.