Having worn, chipped or misshapen teeth can impact your confidence. Why let it? There is a simple solution and that is dental crowns. Dental crowns offer a reliable fix to damaged teeth. Restoring your smile to its original beauty and your teeth to full function.
At Boon Dental we value oral health and the confidence to smile brightly. We offer a range of protective and cosmetic treatments, such as dental crowns, to help our patients achieve this. In this article, we will talk specifically about the benefits of porcelain crowns. Dentists worldwide prefer using porcelain crowns, keep reading to find out why.
What is a Porcelain Crown?
As you now know, dentists can use dental crowns to cap damaged teeth and restore your smile. A porcelain crown is simply a dental crown made from porcelain. Porcelain crowns are custom made in specialised labs and are made to match your existing tooth colour for a perfectly natural-looking finish. When fitted properly by a professional dentist, a dental crown can restore strength to your tooth’s structure and last many years.
After preparing your tooth for the fitting of the crown, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth. Once your crown is ready, your dentist will bond it in place using a special dental adhesive. The whole process usually takes two trips to your dentist. It is a relatively simple and non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime.
What Are the Advantages of Using Porcelain Crowns?
Although dental crowns can be made from a myriad of materials, porcelain is often preferred. Let’s explore why this is.
Blends Perfectly with Your Natural Teeth
Porcelain crowns are made to match your existing tooth colour. This means they will blend perfectly into your smile and are undetectable. In years gone past it was common for crowns to be made from gold or other metals. Although strong, they look obvious in the mouth and do not blend naturally into your smile. Now that we have the option of porcelain, we can get that strength without compromising on looks. You can even use them on your front teeth without anyone knowing. It’s a great material for cosmetic dentistry.
Excellent Craftsmanship that is Built to Last
Not only does porcelain look good but it is also strong. Your porcelain crown will be custom made by professionals in a dental lab. It is a sturdy material that can withstand the normal wear and tear our teeth receive. When performed by an experienced dentist your porcelain crown can last for many years. You will have to care for your porcelain crown as you do for all your teeth. This means daily brushing and flossing.
Porcelain Crowns are Biocompatible and Completely Safe
I’m sure we’ve all heard some of the horror stories of dental materials used decades ago. Never fear, we have evolved. Biocompatible means not harmful or toxic to living tissue. Porcelain is biocompatible. In other words, it is completely safe for the human body.
Potential complications from undergoing a porcelain crown treatment are basically non-existent. You may experience some initial sensitivity, but this is normal and should subside within a few days. You can be confident that choosing a porcelain crown will not affect your health.
Restore your Smile with Minimal Time and Discomfort
In today’s world, we want everything done as quickly as possible. There are so many cosmetic treatments out there, some instant and some not. Dental crowns are one such treatment that can take place relatively quickly, with minimal discomfort or interruption to your life.
The whole process usually takes two dental visits. One to prepare the tooth and take impressions. The other to fasten the crown in place when it is ready. The procedure of fixing the crown to your natural tooth is simple and doesn’t take much time. Local anaesthetic will be used so discomfort is kept to a minimum (if any). Recovery is pretty easy with patients able to return to normal life almost instantly.
Are Porcelain Crowns Right for Me?
As with any treatment, it is important to consult your dentist. They will offer knowledge and advice to aid in your decision. At Boon Dental our dentists are passionate about making patients feel comfortable and confident. We want to help you achieve your smile goals. Give us a call today to find out more.