Full porcelain restorations have been a standard in restorative dentistry for more than three decades. During that time, dentists around the world have adopted porcelain crowns and bridges due to the versatility for use, as well as their ability to be matched to surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns provide an excellent balance between resilience and esthetics. Porcelain restorations provide long-lasting durability as well as delivering a natural-looking appearance.
Did you know…
Dental crowns may be necessary for a number of reasons. They include:
- To restore the remaining tooth structure following a root canal
- To protect a tooth that is broken or damaged.
- To restore a decayed tooth with too much damage to support a new filling
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To disguise tooth discoloration that has not responded to whitening treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Porcelain restorations?
You may be a candidate for porcelain restorations if you are looking for a strong, but aesthetically appealing crown or bridge. To find out more about porcelain restorations, contact your dentist to schedule a consultation.
What should I expect when being fitted for a Porcelain restoration?
Your tooth will be prepared for your new porcelain restoration as your dentist gently removes the outer layer for bonding. An impression of your teeth will be made and sent to a dental lab for fabrication of a porcelain restoration in a shade that matches your natural teeth. Finally, the restoration will be sent back for placement and permanent bonding.
Will I need to follow any special post-treatment care guidelines after being fit for a Porcelain restoration?
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after having a porcelain restoration placed. However, this should subside, as should any soreness caused by tooth preparation. Be sure to follow the instructions provided to you by your dentist, and continue brushing and flossing on a daily basis to keep your porcelain restoration clean and well cared for. Tell your dentist if your porcelain crown or bridge causes you any pain of any kind or if it comes loose.