What is the Porcelain Crowns
Dental porcelain crowns are sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel and replace the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not simply limited to replacing the original tooth but can be used as dental bridges for a single or multiple missing teeth, to support large fillings or to protect weak teeth from fracturing.
To fit a porcelain crown, one to two millimeter all around the tooth, as well as the top is removed, while the remaining natural tooth structure is preserved. With the proper care porcelain crowns will last long into the future as they have a very strong structure and look and feel like your own tooth.
We at Tourmedical Cosmetic Dentistry in Kusadasi Turkey use Porcelain crowns for the restoration of a single tooth as well as a dental bridge in case of a missing tooth or teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Crowns:
- Custom made
- True to nature
- Aesthetically appealing
- High biocompatibility and reduced sensitivity
- Natural looking alignment and form correction
General Definition: A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using out-of-mouth methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. Full-porcelain ( ceramic ) dental materials include porcelain, ceramic or glasslike fillings and crowns ( a.k.a jacket crown, as a metal free option ).
- Consultation and X-Ray.
- Preparation of the tooth by removing a small amount of tooth structure.
- Taking an impression of your tooth. This is done by a mold filled with dental putty which you will be asked to bite into. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where your crown will be fabricated. This might take a few days. Your dentist will let you know the exact day after taking your impression.
- Placement of a temporary crown until your porcelain crown is ready.
- Fitting and bonding of your permanent crown when it is ready. Your dentist will give it a final clean and polish.