Our all-porcelain crowns are designed to fit snugly over a compromised tooth to restore its integrity. These next-generation crowns can cover and conceal chips, cracks, stains, or discoloration for a healthy, natural appearance. In addition, a porcelain crown can often protect the tooth from further damage, decay, or sensitivity while providing added structural support. Dr. Rutherford can often use porcelain crowns to prevent the removal of a damaged tooth or avoid the need for a root canal. Ultimately, this restorative dentistry technique can greatly improve both the function and aesthetics of your smile.
What Are The Benefits of Porcelain Crowns?
This cosmetic dentistry technique is a popular way for our patients at The Art of Dentistry to correct the appearance of a wide range of tooth imperfections, such as:
- Uneven teeth
Porcelain crowns can also be used to provide support for a dental bridge. Additionally, porcelain crowns are commonly used during the final stage of the dental implant procedure for natural-looking replacement teeth.
Porcelain Crowns Procedure
Dr. Rutherford will first perform an oral examination, review your dental history, and help you determine if a porcelain crown is the best option to achieve your goals. If you are a good candidate for porcelain crowns, Dr. Rutherford will prep the affected tooth for the crown and then take an impression of your teeth to send to a dental lab. These molds are used to create a custom crown to ensure a precise fit, and the lab technicians can match the color of your crown to your natural teeth to give you a seamless smile. Once the crown returns from the lab, Dr. Rutherford can attach the crown to the affected tooth and your restoration will be complete.
Porcelain Crowns Recovery & Results
After your porcelain crowns procedure, you may experience mild tooth sensitivity; however, your teeth should feel normal again within two weeks. All-porcelain crowns are designed with durability in mind. Unlike crowns that contain metal, our crowns will not develop a “black line” along the gum line, helping to ensure that your new, beautiful smile can last for decades.
Contact The Art Of Dentistry
To learn more about porcelain crowns, please contact The Art of Dentistry today. A member of our staff will be happy to provide you with more information or schedule you a consultation with Dr. Rutherford.