What are Porcelain Crowns?
A crown is a prosthetic positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability.
The Placement of a crown is often recommended when:
- a tooth is cracked
- has an old filling
- is severely decayed
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
The Dental Crown Procedure
- Before placing the crown on the tooth, Dr. Naz will shaphe the tooth to make room for it.
- Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
- A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
- When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
Dr. Naz uses Empress All Porcelain Crowns for best results.