Porcelain Crowns

porcelain crowns

The Esthetics of a Porcelain Crown

Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns replace the exterior portion of a tooth to re-establish its original function and to create a natural appearance.

Crowns are the treatment of choice in situations where tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth, when a traumatic event has caused damage, or in cases of severe enamel erosion. They are also an option for people who grind and clench their teeth and cause damage to the tooth surface. Crowns are not just limited to replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better aesthetic appearance.

Maintenance of a Porcelain Crown

Maintaining porcelain crowns is actually quite simple. They require routine brushing with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and regular flossing. Although the crown cannot decay, the edge of the tooth where the crown fits still requires diligent hygiene.