Dental crowns are used to restore the appearance, shape, and structure of your teeth. They are categorized into different types, such as metal crowns, ceramic crowns, and others. When you choose a ceramic crown for your teeth restoration, our dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis and suggest the best treatment plan to restore your smile.
What is a Porcelain Crown?
A porcelain dental crown is designed to restore the former natural appearance of your teeth. Unlike the traditional metal-based dental crowns, they are focused on improving the aesthetics of your teeth. Porcelain crowns resemble the color and appearance of your natural teeth, and even when they are present adjoining your natural teeth, they do not look artificial. You may prefer this option to maintain a pleasing appearance or when you are allergic to metal restorations.
When to Opt for a Porcelain Crown?
- A porcelain crown can be used when you have recently injured your teeth.
- Our dentist may use the application of a porcelain crown if your dental bridge procedure requires an anchor.
- Porcelain crowns are a great option to reshape your crooked teeth and enhance your smile.
- Porcelain crowns are also used to replace a large filling that has fallen out or become loose.
- Our dentist may also suggest the application of this crown to protect your teeth after a root canal.
What is the Procedure of the Treatment?
Ideally, our dentist will complete the procedure in one or two appointments only. On your first visit, they will examine your teeth and remove the exposed parts to further take impressions to fit the temporary crown.
On the second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit the new custom-made porcelain crown onto your teeth. After placing the crown, they will check your bite to make sure that the crown corresponds with your chewing movements and natural bite. Our dentist will also impart instructions regarding caring for and maintaining the newly fitted crown.
What to Expect After the Procedure?
You may resume your regular eating habits and lifestyle after the application and healing of the crown. You must brush and floss your restoration regularly, just like the rest of your teeth. Do not eat hard foods for a few days after the procedure. Our dentist will prescribe you toothpaste for sensitivity that you must use for a few days after the treatment. If the crown becomes loose or difficult to adjust, visit our dentist for further fittings and adjustments.
Please reach out to Rota Advanced Dental Care in Colorado Springs, CO, 80923, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rota. Please call us at (719) 598-1224 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.