Are you worried about the state of your teeth? Dental crowns are an excellent way to restore a tooth that has been damaged, cracked, or severely decayed. Naperville Family Dentists offers porcelain dental crowns because they look great and feel even better. You’ll be able to smile with confidence once again after getting your new dental crowns from our office.
What Are Porcelain Dental Crowns and What Do They Do?
Porcelain dental crowns are one type of dental restoration that we can use to improve the appearance of your smile. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to cover it up and restore its shape, size, and strength. We can also use dental crowns to support a dental bridge or to protect a weak tooth from breaking.
Porcelain crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that match the color of your natural teeth. They are solid and durable. In addition, porcelain crowns are resistant to staining and easy to keep clean. And their porcelain material is also less likely to cause allergic reactions than some materials used in dental crowns. If you are considering getting dental crowns, talk to us about whether they are the right choice.
How Are Porcelain Dental Crowns Placed?
Your first appointment will involve a consultation. We will evaluate your teeth and gums to ensure that porcelain crowns are your best option. If they are, we will take x-rays and prepare your teeth for the crowns.
Our team members will first remove any damaged tooth material to place a porcelain dental crown. Once the underlying tooth structure is healthy and robust, we will take an impression of your mouth. We will use this impression to create a custom-fitted crown.
Next, we will place temporary crowns on your teeth while we wait for your permanent crowns to be made. Once the permanent crowns are ready, you will return for a second appointment. We will remove the temporary crowns and place the permanent porcelain crowns on your teeth. We will ensure they fit well and look natural before we permanently bond them.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns?
Porcelain crowns offer many advantages over traditional metal crowns, including a more natural appearance and better resistance to staining. They can also be matched to the color of your existing teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are an excellent option for anyone looking to restore their smile.
How Long Do Porcelain Dental Crowns Last?
Porcelain crowns can last for many years. The lifespan of a porcelain crown will depend on how well it is cared for. While crowns are strong and durable, they require some special care to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips for caring for your porcelain dental crowns:
- Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
- Floss regularly to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
- Avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or other objects that could damage your crowns.
- See your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your dental crowns stay in great shape for a long time.
Contact Us Today to Get Started in Naperville, Illinois
We want you to have the best possible experience when you come in for your appointment, so we offer various services to meet your needs, including porcelain dental crowns which feel just like your natural teeth. And you’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods again! Dr. Nicholas P. Primiano and Dr. Diane M. Mach will take care of you at Naperville Family Dentists!
Please schedule an appointment today and let us help restore your smile!