Porcelain crowns are custom-made crowns bonded to the teeth in just 2 or 3 visits. They are perfect restoration when a tooth is badly damaged, corrupted or compromised aesthetically.
To mount porcelain crowns, between one to two millimeters in size is removed from all around and top of the tooth while strengthening and preserving the remaining natural tooth structure. With suitable care porcelain crowns will survive far ahead as they have a very strong structure and very much look and feel like your own teeth.
Porcelain Crowns can be used as a restoration of a single tooth and also as a bridge in case of a missing tooth or several teeth.
Unlike laminate veneers, porcelain crowns cover all surfaces of the teeth & are used only when the tooth is broken or very degraded.
The applied porcelain is the same as that is used for laminate veneer, so they’re strong and also offer an esthetic natural look. Crowns are made to improve your overall smile or to blend with your own teeth.
Apart from the above Porcelain Crowns can also be used to support a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore broken teeth, or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. If additional strength is required sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain.
General Definition: A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely encloses or caps a tooth or dental implant and is usually attached to the tooth with dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are typically fabricated using out-of-mouth methods. Crowns are often used to strengthen or to improve the appearance of the teeth. Full-porcelain (ceramic) dental materials include porcelain, ceramic or glass screen fillings and crowns (aka jacket crown, with a metal free option).
Procedure consists of:
– To accommodate the porcelain crowns first small part of the natural tooth is removed
– From the impression of the original tooth custom porcelain crowns will be crafted in the laboratory. While the crown is being made you a temporary crown will be fitted.
– On the next visit the temporary crown is removed and your new porcelain crowns will be securely bonded in place.