Porcelain crowns have become an increasingly popular choice by both dentists and patients over the past several years and with good reason: these crowns can be made to very closely match the color of your natural teeth, and the porcelain material is extremely strong and durable. Now, dental technology has made it easier than ever to be fitted with a new porcelain crown. Dr. Baines is happy to provide porcelain crowns in our Austin, TX office.
What You Should Know about Porcelain Crowns
The process involved in getting a new porcelain crown begins with Dr. Baines removing any existing decay in the affected tooth and preparing it for a crown in the traditional manner. The next step of the procedure will involve getting a dental impression so that your new crown will fit flawlessly. These high quality crowns can be made to very closely match the shade of your natural teeth, and the porcelain material is very strong and crack-resistant. The impressions will be sent to a lab and your new crown will be ready in about two weeks. At that point the temporary crown will be removed and your permanent crown placed. Porcelain crowns today can be all porcelain, so there is no black line at the edge of a crown. Dr. Baines is comfortable with all types of porcelain crowns, including Emax and Zirconia crowns.
Who is a Good Candidate Porcelain Crowns
A crown covers the entire surface of the tooth, all the way down to the gum line. Crowns are often an excellent way to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. There are several instances that may call for a porcelain crown, including the following:
- To restore a badly decayed tooth that cannot be saved by a filling
- To protect a tooth that has undergone a root canal
- To replace missing teeth when the crown is used as a part of an implant or a dental bridge
Contact Us Today
If you’d like to find out more about porcelain crowns, contact our Austin, TX, office today.