Am I A Candidate For A Porcelain Crown?
If you have cracked, chipped, misshapen teeth, or if you have a dental bridge, then you may be, probably, an ideal candidate for a porcelain crown. During your initial consultation, we will be able to better determine whether or not a porcelain crown is right for you.
How is Dental Crown Placed?
First of all, placing a dental crown requires two visits. During your first visit, we prepare the tooth. Certianly, all decayed or damaged areas of the tooth are removed and the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. So, To make room for the dental crown, we need, then, to shave off a portion of the tooth enamel. Following that, we take impressions and photos to send to the dental lab to create your porcelain crown. Almost, fabrication takes about one week, and we place a temporary crown on your tooth in the meantime.
So,when your dental crown is finished, you return for your second appointment. First of all, we check the fit and color match of your crown. We may, probably, make some minor adjustments to ensure the perfect fit. Then we cement the crown onto your tooth permanently.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
So, with proper care, there is no upper limit to how long porcelain crown can last. Therefore, their lifespan is often contingent upon the health of the underlying tooth and surrounding gums, which will depend on your home hygiene.
Porcelain Crown Maintenance
Taking care of your dental crown is pretty straightforward. Just like you usually would, make sure to brush and floss your teeth and dental crown at least twice a day, and come every six months for preventative dental cleanings.
Porcelain Crown VS Porcelain Veneer
Porcelain veneer is a thin porcelain shell that are applied only to the front of the tooth. Its is typically only used as part of a cosmetic smile makeover. A porcelain crown completely covers the tooth and returns strength to a tooth that is damaged or heavily decayed.
What Is A Porcelain Bridge?
Dr.Miski uses porcelain bridge to literally “bridge the gap” between one or more missing teeth. A porcelain bridge is a dental prosthesis that is most commonly used to replace missing teeth and is cemented to either your natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. During this process, dental crowns are traditionally placed over your natural teeth on both sides of the gap to act as anchors to support the false teeth.
Porcelain Bridge Maintenance
Maintenance for a porcelain bridge is basically the same as with a porcelain crown. Make sure that you are brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day and that you are getting regular preventative dental cleanings.
There are many benefits of both porcelain crown and porcelain bridge. One of the biggest advantages is that porcelain is exceptionally durable and can last an entire lifetime in some instances. Additionally, porcelain is relatively affordable, safe for your mouth, and can even be matched to your existing teeth.