Porcelain crowns are fixed prosthetic tooth devices that mimic natural teeth in appearance and function. If a tooth is partially intact with a solid root, a crown can be cemented to the top of the tooth to prevent further damage and repair appearance. If a tooth is missing entirely, crowns can be used in combination with dental implants to create completely organic-feeling new tooth and root structures.
What can porcelain dental crowns do?
Porcelain crowns may be useful in resolving more extensive dental problems outside the purview of veneers:
- Deeply cracked or fractured teeth
- Advanced tooth decay
- Broken fillings
- Very large fillings
- Teeth with root canals
What does the dental crown procedure entail?
Custom porcelain crowns will be created for any teeth needing repair. Your dentist will prepare your tooth by eliminating decay and shaping tooth surface to fit perfectly with the new crown. Our staff will work with you until your new bite is perfect and the crown is completely comfortable in your mouth. The surface of your crown will be indistinguishable from natural teeth, and your tooth’s sound structure will be restored.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
For patients with several damaged teeth, a porcelain fixed bridge restores the shape of the jaw and improves functionality. A fixed bridge consists of crowns that fit over neighboring natural teeth, anchoring artificial teeth in place. Fixed bridges may be installed in combination with dental implants to ensure they are structurally sound. Like other porcelain dental treatments, fixed bridges blend with other teeth while recreating a natural bite.
Hoping to restore some natural tooth structure? Give your Hinsdale, IL dentist a call at (630)323-4468 to inquire further about crowns or fixed bridges.