Some people love a gold tooth, your favorite rap artist might have 20 of them, but most of us want to leave the dentist with their teeth looking like… teeth. Crowns can save a tooth if it cracks, cover up dark staining, or repair years of old dental work that just doesn’t look like a tooth anymore.
While crowns are available in different materials, Dr.’s. Rhodes and Slager present esthetic crowns as the superior choice. Porcelain used to be the material of choice, which is why they are often referred to this way, but there are materials available now that look more esthetic while having strengths roughly 100 times higher. Moreover, sensitivity to metal is not a concern with esthetic white crowns. You can, therefore, achieve a more confident smile, as the crowns feel and look simply natural. People won’t notice the crowns when you smile or laugh too hard. A tooth is restored to good health without sacrificing the appearance of your smile.
When are porcelain crowns needed?
Crowns are an option for a decayed or damaged tooth that can still be saved. They are a solution to many dental concerns like cracked or chipped teeth, as well as badly decayed teeth. Crowns also provide support for dental bridges or dentures. It is a simple dental procedure that has been performed by our practice countless times. Our dentists will assess your condition and determine if porcelain crowns are good options for you.
What happens during the procedure?
You will need at least 2 dental appointments for your porcelain crowns. Your tooth will be prepared to accommodate the crown, and then a mold of the tooth is taken. This mold will be used to create and custom-fit a crown according to the size of your tooth. Your dentist will apply anesthesia so you will feel no pain during the entire process. Your permanent crowns may take a few weeks to be made, so you may need to wear temporary crowns during this short waiting time. We, at Rhodes and Slager Family Dental Care, will make sure that you are comfortable before, during, and after the procedure.
Make an appointment with us today. If you don’t need anything we will tell you, but if you do, we will give you the options for treatment and let you decide what to do. Your utmost satisfaction is our priority, as we want you to smile about our service. Contact us today to find out more about porcelain crowns and our full range of dental services.