Porcelain crowns, also known as dental caps, are tooth-shaped covers that are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance.
A porcelain crown is typically used when a tooth is too damaged to be restored with a filling, inlay, or onlay but still has enough healthy tooth structure to support the crown. The crown is custom-made to fit over the remaining tooth structure and is designed to match your natural teeth’ shape, size, and color.
If you’re interested in porcelain crowns, we will first prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged tissue and shaping it to fit the crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken and sent to our dental laboratory, where the custom crown is fabricated. In the meantime, a temporary crown may be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it.
Once the permanent crown is ready, we will remove the temporary crown and bond the new crown in place using a dental adhesive. The dental crown is then adjusted and polished to ensure a proper fit and natural appearance.
Porcelain crowns are a popular dental restoration option in Tulsa, OK, because they are durable, long-lasting, and can improve the appearance of your smile. With proper care, they can last for many years. However, like any dental restoration, they may require replacement or repair over time due to wear and tear or damage.