If fixing your smile is a priority in your dental agenda, you may need to get porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are fitted over your natural tooth to strengthen cracked, worn down, or otherwise weakened, teeth. Also known as a cap, an unplaced crown looks like a tooth which has a hole in the center at the bottom.
There is an inexpensive option but it won’t look as good.
You actually have a less expensive option when it comes to fixing your teeth; the composite bonding procedure. However, the problem with composite bonding is that the outcome is not as natural looking, and the treated tooth will be much more noticeable. On the other hand, porcelain is translucent enough to look like the natural dental enamel of your teeth, so porcelain crowns result in a more natural outcome for your tooth restoration. It does not hurt that porcelain is also stain resistant.
Porcelain crowns should not be used whimsically.
Some individuals might think that getting porcelain crowns is a panacea for all sorts of dental conditions. However, unless you have money to burn, you have to be selective with the reasons for getting porcelain crowns. One excellent reason to get the procedure is to rejuvenate very worn teeth. Teeth can get worn down when you grind them or because of other bad habits such as chewing ice. Another reason for getting a porcelain crown is a crack on the biting surface of your tooth. Unless treated with a crown, the crack could move deep into the tooth and cause the tooth to split in half. Crowns are also often used to strengthen a tooth following root canal therapy.
Porcelain crowns can be used to replace lost teeth.
Nobody wants to lose a tooth. However, if that does happen, it’s essential to rebound and figure out a way to have the missing tooth replaced. Porcelain crowns can be attached to the top of a dental implant which is drilled into the empty dental socket. Of all the different ways that you can replace missing teeth, dental implants are the most resilient, given that they are osseointegrated into the jawbone of the patient, providing a very secure attachment for prosthetic teeth. This means that you can eat, chomp and chew as much as you want without fear of losing your new tooth.
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