Dental crowns are used to help strengthen weak teeth, restore teeth that have been damaged or broken or cover a tooth that has a large cavity. Porcelain is a material that’s both strong and capable of resembling the look of your natural teeth.
Who should get a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns are custom designed to fit over your existing tooth structure. Patients who have broken teeth, weak teeth, or damaged teeth are often good candidates for porcelain crowns. And, because porcelain can be easily matched to look like surrounding teeth, it’s often used to restore damaged front teeth.
What is involved in getting a porcelain crown?
Preparing for a porcelain crown takes a couple of appointments. Your first appointment is usually dedicated to preparing the tooth, ensuring it’s cleaned and ready for the crown. A temporary crown will be placed until your next appointment to avoid getting any food or debris into the tooth. The dentist will also take an impression of your mouth so that they can create your crown.
During the second appointment, Dr. Guel will place your permanent crown and check your bite to ensure your teeth are all aligning well and you don’t run into future issues.
How affordable are porcelain crowns?
Porcelain crowns vary in price and the cost of the procedure depends on the current state of the tooth that requires the crown, and how much work needs to be done. During your first appointment with Dr. Guel, he will examine your mouth and give you an estimate of what the cost of your dental work will cost.
If you’re looking for a more attractive smile and a permanent solution to tooth loss or damage, porcelain crowns might be the perfect solution for your needs. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guel and learn more about how you can get the smile of your dreams.