Dental crowns provide a natural-looking solution for basic dental issues. When teeth are broken, damaged, or badly discolored, they need a new surface that is sturdy and looks natural. Porcelain crowns meet both of these needs. At Sampson Dental Group of Westerville, OH, we are experienced in placing porcelain crowns and have seen many patients leave our office with a restored, beautiful smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
We hope that your natural teeth will last you a lifetime, but sometimes accidents happen or tooth decay occurs. There are a variety of issues that would cause teeth to be damaged beyond their ability to naturally heal, such as:
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth
- Tooth decay that cannot be restored with a simple filling
- Missing teeth
The good news is, porcelain crowns can help repair these issues and more!
Crowns and caps are designed to cover a single tooth. Our normal practice is to prepare and place them in two separate appointments. First, the dentist will prepare the surface of the tooth for the placement of the crown. Then they will make a mold of the resurfaced tooth in order to make a custom-fitted cap or crown that will fit perfectly in your mouth. While that crown is being made, the dentist will place a temporary crown on your tooth. At the next appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the dentist will permanently install the custom-fitted crown in its place.
Dental crowns can be manufactured from a variety of materials including, porcelain, resin, ceramic, or even metals like chromium, nickel, or gold. Our office prefers porcelain due to their appearance, durability and safety.
Porcelain crowns have several distinct advantages. First off, they are made to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Crowns are white or tooth-colored, allowing them to blend in well with your natural teeth and making them much more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional metal crowns.
In addition, porcelain crowns are strong and provide wonderful protection for your damaged teeth for many years to come. Porcelain crowns are custom-made for you, fitting your mouth and needs perfectly, making daily care and cleaning of your crowns very simple.
Porcelain crowns are a simple and cost-effective way to improve the beauty of your smile and the overall health of your teeth. If you live in the Westerville, OH area and would like to enhance your oral health, give our office a call today!