A dental crown is a protective barrier that fits over your existing tooth, helping to prevent it from enduring further damage. It requires some tooth shaving, but once you are fitted with your crown it is cemented onto your teeth for durability and can only be removed by your dentist.
Porcelain is the preferred crown material because your dentist can find an exact color match to your teeth and it’s highly resistant to wear, decreasing tooth sensitivity. They are great for:
- Filling gaps between teeth
- Preventing or “curing” tooth fractures
- Covering dental implants
- Hiding a discolored or misshapen tooth
- Covering a tooth that has had a root canal
A porcelain crown can even work in tandem with bridges or dental implants to strengthen your mouth and help with chewing or attaining a more comfortable bite. The best part? They last for years.
It will likely require two dental visits to be fitted for your porcelain dental crown.