Full Porcelain Crowns
While cosmetic treatments can work for uneven and discolored smiles, if you have dental problems that require restorative dentistry then crowns might be an option for you. Perhaps you have broken or fractured teeth, you’ve undergone root canal therapy, or need a dental implant covering?
Crowns are a solution to more serious dental problems caused by decay and trauma; and, unlike veneers, they cover the entire tooth to protect it from further deterioration, earning them the nickname “caps”. In turn, they restore strength to the bite and bypass the need to remove teeth.
How do we do it?
The process of fitting a porcelain crown can be a little more complex than the fitting of veneers; but you’re in safe hands with Dr. Magid at Livingston Smile Design. As with veneers, a tooth will need to be prepared to make the crown and additional steps may be necessary if teeth are infected by decay – any decaying material will need to be removed before a crown can be fitted. Once this step is complete, the tooth can be filed into the required shape after which an impression of it is made so a precisely fitting crown can be crafted. Once your teeth have been prepared you will be given a temporary crown that will stay with you until your appointment to get the full crown fitted.
Why’s it great?
The average lifespan for a crown is 10 years and most people usually only need a single crown fitted. We will ensure that the crown doesn’t stand out by matching it to the color and shape of your surrounding teeth. And as with veneers, the porcelain provides a natural look that resembles real enamel so you’ll have a long-lasting, beautiful smile to take home.
If you think you might need porcelain crowns, don’t hesitate to contact us on 973-992-8800 to arrange a consultation.