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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Porcelain Crowns

A severely damaged or deeply decayed tooth may require a crown to replace lost tooth tissue, provide a new chewing surface, and prevent further damage. After endodontic therapy (commonly called a root canal), a crown will be necessary. But you can have a porcelain crown without any root canal.

Placing a porcelain crowns usually requires two visits, but we have a CEREC system, so you can have your crown done here in one visit.
  1. Decay is removed and a digital photo is taken of the tooth. It is entered into the CEREC computerized system and your dentist will use the software to design your crown.
  2. Our CEREC porcelain mill creates the crown according to the precise specifications input into its system, using a piece of porcelain matched to your tooth color.

At first, your dentist will place the crown temporarily to check it for fit, and to check your bite, making sure your teeth come together comfortable when you close your mouth. When all is satisfactory, he will bond the crown permanently to the tooth.

Since it is made out of porcelain, it will not stain, and will not look like a dental restoration. It will look like one of your own teeth.

If you would like to know more about porcelain crowns, please give us a call, or send an email. We can schedule a personal consultation for you.

posted by Patti at 11:30 AM


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