Crowns are a wonderful way to rebuild and strengthen lost or damaged tooth structure. Most of our crowns are made out of a strong porcelain material which restores the natural beauty of the tooth, as well as its optimal shape and size.
Crowns are generally a two-visit restoration. On your first visit, we will prepare the tooth, clean underneath the gum line, take a series of measurements and photographs, document your tooth shade and take a final impression to send to the lab. At this time, a provisional, or temporary, crown is prepped to protect your tooth until the permanent restoration arrives. The provisional is a good opportunity for you to give Dr. de Jongh feedback on the size, shape and color for your permanent crown.
Before and After Porcelain Crowns
Why are Porcelain Crowns Useful?
Crowns are placed for a variety of reasons. For example, to protect a weak tooth from the wear and tear of normal bite force, to restore a broken tooth or one that has been severely ground down, to rebuild a tooth that was broken off at the root, to cover misshapen or discolored tooth structure, to hold a bridge in place or to cover a dental implant. In many cases, though, people choose crowns for strictly cosmetic purposes.