A dental crown is often an excellent way to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. If one of your teeth has an extensive amount of decay present that cannot be fixed with a filling, Dr. Argandona may recommend a crown. Over the past several years, more dentists and patients alike have chosen porcelain crowns because of their durability and because they can be created to very closely match the shade of your natural teeth, which means your new crown will be barely noticeable. Dr. Argandona is pleased to offer porcelain crowns as one of the many services she provides in Leander, TX.
What You Should Know about Procelain Crowns
The word porcelain is a little misleading when it comes to crowns. The dental material made from porcelain is actually quite strong and durable, and usually lasts for many years. A crown is typically recommended for teeth with so much decay present that they cannot be repaired with a filling. Crowns are also sometimes required to protect the surface of a tooth that has undergone a root canal.
Porcelain Crown Procedure
The procedure involved in getting a new porcelain crown requires two visits to our office. During the first visit, Dr. Argandona will take an impression of the affected tooth, which will be used by a dental lab to create your new porcelain crown. She will then remove any existing decay and prepare the tooth for the crown by thoroughly cleaning the surface. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made. During the second visit (usually two weeks or so after the first), Dr. Argandona will fit you with your new permanent porcelain crown, ensuring that it fits comfortably and does not negatively impact your natural bite.