All-porcelain crowns have a very natural appearance, and can be almost indistinguishable from your own natural teeth.
Crowns are used to replace teeth that are badly damaged. They are a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over the damaged tooth. Their good looks and durability make them the perfect choice for a natural-looking smile, especially for replacing front teeth.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns offer a permanent and protective solution for a damaged or broken tooth or teeth. They can be made out of a variety of materials, such as gold or acrylic resin; however, the natural look of porcelain is the preferred material for most crowns.
What Is the Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown?
The process for creating and fitting dental crowns takes place over two to three visits across three or four weeks. Dr. Clay Sligh first removes all decay; then the damaged tooth is sculpted and prepared for being fit with a crown; and finally, an impression of your tooth is made for creating the custom tooth crown. You will be fit with a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent one to be made. When your crown is completed, Dr. Clay Sligh places it onto the permanent tooth, ensures the fit and look are correct, and cements it into place.
Are crowns temporary?
A high-quality crown can last 10 to 20 years if properly cared for. However, if it isn’t brushed and flossed regularly, it can fracture, and the supporting tooth can still get cavities.