Dental crowns are a cap-like restoration that completely shields a natural tooth. Crowns can be made from various materials like porcelain, gold, zirconia, or amalgam. They may be recommended if you have a damaged or decayed tooth that cannot be repaired with a filling or other restoration. At Amin Tabatabaian DDS PLLC, we offer porcelain crowns for patients due to the material’s excellent natural appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Crowns?
Our porcelain dental crowns can reinstate the strength, function, and natural appearance of your tooth. Many of our patients decide on dental crowns due to the reasons mentioned below:
- To protect a weak tooth from becoming damaged
- To re-establish chipped, fractured or cracked teeth
- To restore a tooth experiencing decay or damage
- To safeguard a tooth after a root canal procedure
- To salvage an already impaired tooth from further wear and tear
- To improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- To cover a dental implant
What Is the Process of Porcelain Crowns?
To place your porcelain crown, we will numb the area and remove any decay. The affected tooth will then be prepared to make room for your custom-fabricated crown. An impression will be captured of the prepared tooth, which is then sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your porcelain crown. We will make sure to match your new restoration with the shade of your existing teeth. A temporary restoration made from acrylic plastic will be placed over your tooth until you wait for your crown.
During your next appointment, the permanent crown will be checked for proper fit and bite. After making sure your new crown looks natural and feels comfortable, it is cemented in position using dental adhesives.
How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?
Porcelain crowns generally last between ten to fifteen years on average, but their lifespan will eventually depend on your oral hygiene habits and lifestyle. They are sturdy restorations and, with efficient care, can last as long as possible.
How Should You Care For the Crowns?
It will help if you practice appropriate oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing daily to care for your dental crowns. Over time, crowns are vulnerable to wear and tear. To prevent them from breaking or cracking, you should refrain from chewing on ice or hard foods. When taken good care of, you can expect your crowns to last for several years.
To learn more about porcelain crowns, visit our office, Amin Tabatabaian DDS PLLC, at 5701 Northeast Bothell Way Suite 3, Kenmore WA, 98028. You can also reach Dentist Kenmore WA at (425) 486-9233.