Benefits Of Crowns
Placing A Porcelain Crown
On your first visit, we’ll choose a color that matches your natural teeth. We may also use a rubber dam to protect your mouth while we work. And we won’t start until we’re sure you’re comfortable.Then we remove any decay and shape the tooth with the handpiece. Next, we place a small impression string between the tooth and gum to gently push the gum away. This step helps us get an accurate impression. When the area is ready, we’ll remove the string, and then take an impression of your teeth. The lab uses this to create a crown that precisely fits your tooth and bite. In the meantime, we often place a temporary crown. On your next visit, we remove the temporary and try in your new porcelain crown. We’ll make sure you love the way it looks and feels, and then we cement the crown into place. When you need a crown, porcelain crowns are a natural-looking choice for a beautiful and healthy bite.
Some crowns are lined with metal, called a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. This can create a dark line at the gum, making the teeth look unnatural. All-porcelain crowns do not contain a metal lining, so you will have a natural-looking smile for years to come. If an all-porcelain crown is right for you, we will work with you to get the perfect fit for a beautiful smile.
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