You may have a damaged tooth, discoloration or perhaps you have a tooth that had a root canal. Maybe you tried to open a bottle with your mouth and your tooth’s never felt the same since? You’ll most likely need a Porcelain Crown.
WHAT IS A PORCELAIN CROWN?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
WHAT DOES A PORCELAIN CROWN DO?
A crown is a full-coverage restoration of a tooth that is too damaged to be corrected by a traditional filling. Crowns are usually used in the following situations:
- Protecting a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- Restoring a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
- Covering a dental implant
- Making a cosmetic modification
- Following a Root Canal
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GETTING A PORCELAIN CROWN
At least two dental visits are typically needed to prepare a tooth for a dental crown to be placed.
The purpose of the first dental visit is to examine and prepare the tooth that is to be crowned and create an impression of the tooth so that the crown can be constructed. A temporary crown to protect the tooth is also usually placed during this visit.
In the second visit, which occurs once we have constructed the final crown, the temporary crown can be removed and the permanent custom-made crown fixed in place.
HOW MUCH DOES A PORCELAIN CROWN COST?
A typical porcelain crown and build up costs can range greatly depending on your own unique situation. The Dental Lounge offers easy payment plans with 0% interest, designed to keep your smile looking its best.