Porcelain Crowns

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-detail-dental-wax-model-image14912366Porcelain crowns are also known as caps and are placed over a tooth to provide a natural appearance. Crowns are strong and durable and can be used to reinforce weakened structure, restore fractures or to improve your smile. Porcelain is an ideal material for crowns as it provides a stain-resistant luster with the subtle translucency of natural teeth.

On your first visit, after numbing the area, a handpiece is used to remove any decay and/or to shape the tooth so it will securely support the crown. Then an impression of your teeth will be taken to be sent to the dental lab. A temporary crown will be placed in the meantime to protect your tooth. The next visit which is approximately 7-10 days later, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be bonded in place. Your bite will checked and any necessary adjustments will be made.