At Cicero Family Dental CarePorcelain crowns are a terrific option for a patient in need of receiving a crown. They restore full function to a tooth as well as providing it with a natural look. Porcelain is also the most popular type of material used for crowns. These crowns are almost like a snug fitting cap on top of the natural tooth. Cicero Family Dental Care can discuss with you all the specifics of porcelain crowns and help you decide if this is the best option for your treatment.
Why Choose A Porcelain Crown Over Other Materials?
Porcelain crowns can provide a patient the closest look to their natural tooth. Our team can make sure the color of porcelain used in your crown is an exact match to your teeth. It is possible to create a crown that is a fusion of metal and porcelain. The only downside to those is that some of the metal is still visible and can appear as a gray line near the gum line. That is not a feasible choice for some people, so they opt for the all porcelain crown to avoid the visible metal.
How Often Should Porcelain Crowns Be Replaced?
To get the longest possible use out of a dental device, a person must have good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing two times a day and flossing at least once per day. By maintaining good oral hygiene, in most cases like this, a person could have their crown for 15 years or more before it needs to be replaced. If an individual does not practice good oral hygiene and overuses the tooth the crown is on, it can last as little as five years.
Can My Porcelain Crown Get Stains?
Your crown shouldn’t get stained, even though it is porcelain. However, it is a remote possibility. To ensure that your crown does not change color avoid coffee, red wine, and any foods that could discolor your crown. If your crown does become discolored, it cannot be whitened to match your teeth. It would have to be removed and replaced.
Does It Hurt To Get A Crown?
While a crown is being placed on your tooth, that part of your mouth is numb. Before the procedure starts, our staff will use a numbing agent to make sure you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Once that numbing agent has worn off, it is possible you may have some sensitivity and tenderness in that area. To alleviate any discomfort, you can use OTC pain meds.
Why Would I Need A Crown And Not A Filling?
Fillings work well when the cavity is smaller. Crowns work better when the cavity is larger. Having a filling through a large portion of the tooth can make it weaker and more susceptible to damage. A crown covers the tooth and make it stronger. Before placing the crown, all tooth decay is removed.
Porcelain crowns are a terrific choice for a person who needs a crown but is concerned about keeping the aesthetic of their natural teeth. Cicero Family Dental Care can apply your porcelain crown and leave your smile looking natural. Contact us today at (680) 688-6026 to learn more.