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Porcelain Crowns

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crown.Porcelain crowns restore front teeth since they have a natural look. The molar region of your teeth is not a good place to have the porcelain crown since it is prone to fractures compared to metal. A porcelain crown is a type of dental crown and is placed on damaged teeth for protection, restoration, and covering of the teeth when filings do not serve the purpose. Our team of experts are great at placing porcelain crowns. At Smiles of Groton we believe that having a porcelain crown that looks exactly like your natural teeth boosts confidence in our patients.

Porcelain Crown Treatment

When you need a porcelain crown the dentist examines you and prepares your tooth for the crown to be fit. Weak parts and identification of such areas are done where impressions are taken to fit in the crown. During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and a permanent one is put to fit the anterior of the teeth.

Porcelain Jacket Crown

A porcelain jacket crown is used mainly to cover the surface affected by the tooth entirely. The jacket crown protects and covers the affected area from decaying and causing more damage to the tooth. Jacket crowns cover the whole tooth and fit the anterior part of the teeth. The veneer is closely related to the jacket crown but bonded to the front of the teeth.

Metal Versus Porcelain Crowns

Metal crowns are made from various metal alloys such as nickel-chromium and cobalt-chromium. Metal crowns are great since they are durable and do not wear down easily. Porcelain crowns alternatively take a natural look since they resemble your natural teeth and come in the form of all-porcelain or all-ceramic. These crowns are ideal for patients who have metal allergies. They are used for the posterior and front teeth.

How is a Porcelain Crown Placed?

The dentist cleans and reshapes the tooth to fit well, getting it ready for treatment. The tooth is shaped so that the crown can fit in well. Impressions are then made using dental putty and then taken to the lab to bring out customized crowns. The patient will have a temporary crown as they await the permanent one.

After around three weeks, the final porcelain crown is ready, and the tooth is fitted with the permanent porcelain crown. By using dental cement, the porcelain is fixed to the tooth and the patient will only require a few visits to the dentist so that we can examine if the crown is fitting properly.

Full Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns come in several types, such as Feldspathic porcelain. A Procera crown is a mixture of porcelain and milled ceramic. It is strong and is cemented using the bridge and dental cement. Porcelain crowns are not as strong as metal, but they will serve the purpose.

If you need a porcelain crown visit us at Smiles of Groton. Our team of experts will also be ready to take your call at (351) 251-1230 to schedule an appointment.
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