A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size. When cemented in place, a crown fully encases the portion of a tooth that lies above the gum line. They can be used to strengthen a tooth, to improve its appearance, or both.
Porcelain crowns may be needed if a tooth has been broken or severely worn down. It might also be required when tooth filling needs to be replaced because of tooth decay or fracture but there isn’t a lot of the healthy part of the tooth left to support a filling. In this case, a refilled tooth would be weak and likely to break.
To cover a dental implant and hold a fixed dental bridge in place are some of the other chief reasons in using porcelain crowns. At times, it is also used to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth in a situation where a veneer or cosmetic filling would not be suitable.
Elgin Porcelain Crowns
A very simple procedure is followed by your Elgin dentists for getting the porcelain crowns in place. Following the initial assessment and planning stage, which will include x-rays to assess the roots and surrounding bone, it normally requires two visits to prepare and fit a porcelain dental crown.