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, a one to two millimeter dimension all around the tooth and on top is removed while strengthening and preserving the remaining natural tooth structure. 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.
Porcelian crowns can used by a restoration of a single tooth and also as a dental bridge in case of missing a tooth or more teeth.
What Are Porcelain Crowns ?
Unlike veneers, porcelain crowns cover all surfaces of the tooth and are used only when the tooth is fractured or very broken down. The porcelain used is the same as that used for veneers so they are strong and also offer an aesthetic natural look. Porcelain Crowns are made to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth.
Porcelain Crowns are also used to support a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, or cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth. Sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed.