Porcelain Crowns Columbus Ohio
What Is a Porcelain Crown and What Does It Do?
Porcelain crowns are a full-coverage, 360-degree restoration solution for damaged teeth. We recommend crowns for teeth that are likely to break in the future or teeth that are too damaged to be repaired by a traditional filling.
Why would I need a crown?
There are many reasons why a porcelain crown might be a part of your oral health treatment plan. They are sometimes used:
- When a large cavity filling exists.
- To cover a tooth that’s had a root canal and needs further reinforcement.
- You have a discolored tooth that you want to brighten up, but a veneer isn’t the right choice.
- When you have a cracked or overly worn tooth.
In any instance where a tooth may be vulnerable to impact, decay, or excessive pressure, a crown may provide the ideal solution.
What Makes Porcelain Crowns an Effective Treatment Solution?
They not only strengthen your teeth but also enhance them aesthetically. A porcelain crown may improve your smile in the following ways:
- Fortifying a heavily restored tooth, preventing future fracture
- Restoring loss of tooth structure from heavy grinding or other causes
- Improving the look of your smile
- Relieving pain caused by damage, cracks, or fractures in the tooth
What Can I Expect When Getting a Crown Placed?
The process is split between two appointments.
During your first appointment, you will receive full local anesthesia in the treatment areas. Dr. Wooten will prep your tooth to create room for a porcelain crown. He will then take a putty impression of the tooth in question. This impression allows the lab to fashion a crown that resembles your natural tooth as closely as possible. In the meantime, Dr. Wooten will place a temporary crown on your tooth to protect the area. You’ll want to avoid sticky foods until your permanent crown is put in place.
At your second appointment, Dr. Wooten will remove the temporary crown and fit your new permanent one in its place. In many cases, our team will take an x-ray of the positioned crown to ensure that the fit and placement is just right. The process is completed by an application of a bonding adhesive to hold the crown in position for years to come. After your second appointment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to properly care for your new crown at home.
If you'd like to learn more about how a crown can strengthen, protect, and beautify a damaged tooth, please contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.