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Everything You Need To Know about Porcelain Crowns

Everything You Need To Know about Porcelain Crowns

Jan 16, 2019

If you have a tooth that needs help, dental crowns can be an excellent option. Dental crowns work to protect and strengthen teeth. They are a cap that is placed over a tooth to cover the top and sides of it. This creates a protective barrier that is extremely durable. Continue reading to know more about them:

The Beauty of Porcelain Dental Crowns

A porcelain crown is meant to replace the enamel of a tooth. It will cover the whole external surface of the tooth, so it will go right down to your gum line, giving it a natural appearance. It doesn’t matter whether you have a lot of your original tooth left or just a little, as the crown will make it appear as though you have a full tooth again, and it will function just like a natural tooth too.  If your teeth have become worn as a result of erosion or teeth grinding, porcelain crowns can also do the trick when it comes to making them look whole again. Plus, beyond restoring the structure of your teeth, porcelain crowns can also be a good choice if you don’t like the natural shape of your teeth or if they are severely discolored.

The Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

  • They replicate the form and function of natural teeth.
  • Crowns are flexible. The color, shape, and size of a crown can be altered so that a crown can give you back your beautiful row of pearly whites.
  • Crowns can be used on exceptionally large cavities and thus avoid a root canal procedure.
  • The ceramic in porcelain crowns are almost as durable as natural tooth enamel, especially when used to restore a front tooth.
  • They can help you avoid other dental procedures that are more expensive.

The Care of Porcelain Crowns

A crown’s normal lifespan is from five to ten years and they can last even longer if taken proper care.

  • Brushing twice and flossing once daily
  • Using antibacterial mouthwash, which can prevent plaque growth
  • Regular dental visits every six months for a full exam and professional cleaning

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