Keeping your smile looking and feeling its best takes time and effort. Age, wear and tear, dental trauma, and dental decay are just a few of the many factors that can affect your tooth’ health, function, and appearance. If you struggle with worn, damaged, or decayed teeth, you could be a candidate for porcelain dental crown treatment. At Advance Dental Arts Center, we offer dental crown treatment to residents of West Linn, Oregon, and neighboring communities.
Teeth that are weak, worn, or damaged won’t be able to endure the rigors of daily use without sustaining additional damage. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps or coverings that fit over compromised teeth to protect them against structural damage and restore their usefulness. Your West Linn dentist, Dr. Kim Wright may recommend a ceramic cap for teeth that are weak, extremely worn, cracked, broken, or compromised by decay.
Before teeth can be crowned, they need to be prepared by eliminating infection and decay and reshaping their structure to make it easier to fit a crown. Afterward, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab to have custom crowns fabricated for your use. This process may take a few weeks. Once the crowns are fabricated, they will be fitted and cemented over your natural teeth, becoming the new “face” that people see.
Crowning a tooth restores its health and fortifies its structure so it can continue to be used for biting and chewing. A porcelain dental crown will also conceal imperfections in your tooth to improve its overall appearance. When you smile, all dental flaws will be hidden.
Left untreated, teeth that are weak, decayed, or damaged can get steadily worse. Over time, the damage may become so severe that it can’t be repaired, requiring that your tooth be removed. Through porcelain crown treatment, you have a chance to save decayed or damaged teeth to prevent extraction.
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Dental crowns can also be used to complete other dental treatments, such as root canals, dental implants, and bridges.
Although crowns can be made of different materials – metal, composite resin, ceramic – porcelain crowns remain the all-time favorite due to their natural-looking, tooth-colored appearance. Porcelain is a robust, stain-resistant material that can withstand the pressure of daily biting and chewing. By taking proper care of your teeth, porcelain crowns can give you up to 15 years or longer of quality use.
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