Reclaim Your Healthy, Functional Smile with Natural-looking Porcelain Crowns
When your tooth has lost a significant portion to injury or decay, JSP Dental in Trenton, Michigan, will recommend a porcelain crown. A dental crown reinforces your tooth for strength and rebuilds its shape, color, and size to restore its aesthetics.
If you have a tooth that needs repair or cosmetic enhancement, it’s a good idea to consider porcelain crowns from our office. Our crowns are durable, stain-resistant, and easy to maintain. They also look beautiful like your natural teeth, if not better.
Why you may need a dental crown
A dental crown is a dental prosthetic worn over the visible portion of the tooth to improve its function and aesthetics. The restoration is carefully designed to sit right at the gum line for a realistic-looking appearance.
Our dental team may recommend a dental crown, to.
- Strengthen a weakened tooth.
- Complete the dental implant treatment.
- Fortify a tooth after a root canal.
- Anchor a dental bridge.
- Treat large cavities.
- Cover stubborn discoloration, misshapen, or other cosmetic concerns.
Dental crowns can be created from materials like gold and resin, but we prefer porcelain for its durability and aesthetics. Porcelain can be tinted and shaped to match natural teeth for a seamless appearance. Porcelain crowns are also resilient enough to withstand the brunt of biting and chewing forces faced by posterior teeth.
What to expect when getting porcelain dental crowns
Getting a dental crown involves at least two visits with your Trenton dentist. The first visit involves an initial examination to review your oral health. We also take digital x-rays to examine your tooth to decide if a crown is ideal for you. Many patients easily qualify for this restoration.
Once passed for a crown, the tooth in question is prepared by removing and reshaping the enamel. After prepping your tooth, we take impressions of your tooth and surrounding structures to be used by our dental lab to create a customized crown. This process takes about 1-2 weeks.
As you wait for your restoration, we’ll place a temporary filling or crown to protect your prepped tooth. This provisional restoration will stay in place for a few days until you get your permanent crown. In the meantime, be careful when chewing on the side of the temporary because it isn’t made to last.
When your permanent crown is ready, you will schedule another appointment with our office. We’ll remove the temporary restoration and try your new crown. Sometimes, we make a few final adjustments before using dental cement to bond the crown in place.
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In search of a porcelain crown in Trenton, MI? You’ve come to the right place. Please call (734) 676-1333 to reserve a consultation with JSP Dental.