Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Dental Crowns: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

smiling womanA dental crown is used in more extreme cases of tooth decay, fracturing, and cracks where porcelain veneers are not a viable option. Known as a cap, the dental crown is a tooth shaped ceramic dental appliance that is fitted specifically to your needs. Typically used in restorative procedures, dental crowns provide strength, support, and normal aesthetics to the damaged natural tooth.

There are many benefits to all-ceramic dental crowns including:

  • Replacement teeth colored to match your smile
  • Straightens natural teeth
  • Provides shaping, support and strength
  • Prevents further decay, cracking and damage

Symptoms

The following symptoms or oral health problems may be treated with a porcelain crown:

  • Damaged Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Fractured or Cracked Teeth
  • Decayed Teeth

All-Ceramic Material

Dental crowns are made of all-ceramic materials that best match the aesthetic and function of natural teeth. They are bio-compatible and completely customizable to match your natural tooth color, while providing high quality and long lasting functions.

Uses

Dental crowns may be used for all of the above symptoms, or in conjunction with dental implants. Dental Implants are used to replace one or multiple gaps in your smile due to lost teeth. The dentist does this by placing an artificial titanium tooth root in the jaw. The artificial root provides stability and a permanent fixture for a replacement tooth. After proper healing time, a dental crown is placed over the implant to restore function and a healthy smile to the area.

Procedure

Your dentist will meet with you and do a thorough examination of your mouth before putting together a treatment plan. The amount of time it takes to place a dental crown will vary based on why you need a dental crown. Typically it will take two visits to place the crown, the first to mold the natural tooth and create a model to help build the crown, and the second to place and fit the crown.

Porcelain Crowns Before and After Pictures


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