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Porcelain Crowns

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crown.Porcelain crowns are caps that are used to cover a damaged tooth. The primary purpose of these crowns is to safeguard and restore your teeth's natural appearance. Porcelain crowns are attractive because they resemble natural teeth. They are appropriate for people who have teeth that have been damaged by trauma or injury, as well as those who have tooth decay. Crowns are a good option for people who want to enhance their smile by reshaping a crooked tooth. Crowns can also be used to protect your teeth after a root canal or to replace a filling that has fallen out. Visit Lombard Smiles to get more details about porcelain crowns.

Porcelain Crown Procedure

The porcelain crown treatment requires two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth for crown placement. Some preparation comprises examining your teeth to discover and remove any sensitive areas. Before installing the crown, the dentist will inspect the tooth's roots plus surrounding bone by taking X-rays. Your dentist may offer root canal therapy if you have a risk of infection, extensive tooth decay, or injured pulp. Your dentist will administer an anesthetic to the gum tissues surrounding the affected tooth.

After that, they will take your teeth's impressions and send them to a dental laboratory where crowns will be made. The crown can take up to three weeks to be manufactured, but in the meantime, the dentist will make a temporary crown to safeguard the affected tooth. During the second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown. They will then check up on the permanent crown to see if it matches the color of your teeth and fits properly over the gap. If everything appears good, your dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth with a local anesthetic before permanently cementing the new crown.

What Problems Can Porcelain Crowns Cause?

You are likely to experience several issues after implanting a crown on your teeth. Initially, you may experience some agony and anguish. Also, the crowned tooth may become sensitive; however, the doctor will advise you to use toothpaste that is designed specifically for sensitive teeth. Porcelain crowns can chip, but small chips are repairable. If the cement that holds your crown in place wears out, it will loosen. As a result, bacteria will get inside, causing tooth decay in the surviving tooth. Make an appointment with your dentist if your crown gets or feels loose. A porcelain crown that isn't correctly fitted can fall out. Furthermore, the crown's material can cause an allergic reaction though this is rare.

Does a Crowned Tooth Need Special Attention?

A crowned tooth does not require any special care. However, you have to protect the underlying tooth from decay and gum disease. Brush twice a day and floss once daily to keep your teeth healthy. Avoid chewing or eating hard foods to keep your porcelain crowns from cracking. A porcelain crown can last up to 15 years with proper care and upkeep. For more tips on how to care for your porcelain crown, visit Lombard Smiles. Call us today at (503) 206-0550 for more inquiries.
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