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Porcelain crowns also play an important role for patients with missing teeth who have opted for a dental bridge as a tooth restoration. Find out what repair is right for your smile at Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale.
A damaged tooth is a problem. It won’t fix itself, and it’s susceptible to bacteria and infection which can lead to bigger oral health problems. A tooth needs to be restored and built back up again to function properly, and crowns make that possible.
A porcelain crown, often referred to as a cap, simultaneously saves a tooth while also building it into a normal size and shape, so it fits seamlessly into the rest of your smile. Some of the most common cases that call for an all-porcelain, metal-free crown repair include:
Crowns are carefully shaped and customized to fit over the top of a tooth. Inlays and onlays are porcelain restorations that are smaller versions of a crown and fit inside or over the cusps of your teeth.
Do you have a tooth that has long marred your smile? Are you embarrassed for that tooth to reveal itself to others? Porcelain crowns work as a cosmetic repair too. The most common reasons to upgrade your smile with a crown include:
Porcelain crowns play a major role in the dental restoration known as a fixed dental bridge, which is used to replace one or a few missing teeth. The bridge is fitted to the teeth on either side of the empty area and is anchored in place using porcelain crowns.
An all-porcelain bridge typically takes two dental visits to complete. At the first appointment, the teeth on either side of the missing teeth are smoothed and shaped. An impression is taken of the teeth and the space so a proper-sized bridge can be customized. At the second dental visit, the bridge is cemented in place, polished, and adjusted. The crowns are also bonded in permanently in place for a secure tooth restoration.
Do You Need a Porcelain Crown or Dental Bridge?
Porcelain crowns and dental bridges are simple, effective smile makeovers. Find out if these are the right solutions for you. Contact Dr. Charmaine Johnson at Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2717 E Oakland Park Blvd.
Ste 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306