Porcelain Crowns Are a Natural Look For Broken & Cracked Teeth
If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown — or dental cap – to restore your tooth to its normal shape and size.
A porcelain crown (also called a cap) covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth.
Case Study: Our patient (above) had poorly worn and discolored teeth. Impressions were taken and models were made. We prepared all the patient’s teeth on the upper and lower arch. We opened his bite and placed crowns on all his teeth.
The advantages of crowns include:
- Size, shape, texture, and color can be controlled (custom-made)
- Restore aesthetics and function to broken, cracked, or filled back teeth
- Can be used on damaged or broken teeth
Although porcelain crowns require the reduction of more tooth structure than veneers, they are generally stronger than veneers.
Porcelain crowns look like natural teeth and are often stronger than the original teeth. A new crown should last between six to eight years. Crowns, however, can last much longer with the application of good oral hygiene and supervision. On the other hand, teeth grinding, ice chewing, and fingernail biting could significantly decrease a crown’s duration.
Call South Florida Cosmetic Dentistry today email us to schedule your appointment and learn more about porcelain crowns.