Porcelain Crowns in West Palm Beach, FL
Porcelain crowns (caps) bond to your tooth and cover it entirely. The damage to your tooth is completely hidden and strengthened, replaced with a durable and attractive porcelain cap. These crowns are color-matched and shaped so as to be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Porcelain is one of the best materials used to achieve both form and function.
There are several reasons why a crown may become necessary. Your tooth may have become chipped or sustained damage. Tooth decay may have worn away much of your tooth or exposed your root canal. If you have unsightly or damaged fillings, a crown may be a better alternative. And you may simply desire a porcelain crown for their superior ability to enhance your cosmetic appearance.
Why is porcelain superior?
When it come to crowns, there are multiple materials that can be used, each with their own benefits. You can discuss with our office which material may be best suited to your particular situation. Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored and are typically the best choice for their combination of performance and aesthetic appearance. The porcelain material is very durable and protects against chipping as well as staining.
What to expect during and after the procedure
Patients can expect the installation of their porcelain crown to take two visits to your Dentist West Palm Beach. The first visit will entail a thorough cleaning of the area as Dr. Moorhouse removes any decay or debris. Dr. Moorhouse will make an impression of your teeth and a temporary crown will be fitted while the impression is used to fabricate your custom designed crown. The fabrication process typically takes about two weeks.
During your second visit, Dr. Moorhouse will again clean the area and secure the crown in place. After adjusting the porcelain crown, your bite will be tested. Small adjustments may be made to remove any gaps, ensure a proper fit, and guarantee comfort.
How to care for your porcelain crowns
While the porcelain is resistant to staining and chipping, it is still important to maintain proper oral hygiene and eating habits. This, along with regular check-ups, will ensure you get the best life out of your crowns. Porcelain crowns have an average life of around 15 years, but can last longer as well. Our office will discuss proper care with you and answer any questions you may have.
Please give us a call at our West Palm Beach office to set up a consultation or appointment or if you have any questions.