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Porcelain dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are coverings placed over a tooth to provide restored structural and aesthetic support to teeth that are heavily decayed, damaged, or broken down. This restorative dental solution can be one of the most valuable methods of saving a damaged tooth from extraction for a functional, aesthetically pleasing result. Porcelain crowns are often used to cover dental implants, adding vital support to the surface of the tooth. Cosmetic dentist John D. Beckwith, DMD is considered one of the top practitioners in dental implantology, with comprehensive experience and post-graduate work utilizing the latest techniques and equipment available. As a result, Dr. Beckwith is well-versed in application of a dental crown alone, or in accordance with a dental implant.
Dr. Beckwith’s high level of comprehensive training in cosmetic dentistry allows him to provide patients with the best care and most comfortable experience possible. For this reason, you can feel confident that you are receiving a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs that will enhance both your smile and oral health.
Porcelain crowns are dental coverings, generally placed over a tooth to restore form and function. This common dental treatment can be used in a variety of situations, including:
Previously, dental crowns were made of gold or metal inside a porcelain shell. However, it is now possible to create all-porcelain crowns that are extremely durable and made to last for decades. Once an impression of your teeth has been made, the crown will be custom-designed for the most accurate fit over the damaged tooth. Dr. Beckwith will take care to precisely color-match the crown to your surrounding teeth, which gives the crown a natural appearance.
Porcelain crowns are long-lasting, durable, and can provide an excellent way to save a tooth from extraction. Patients with porcelain crowns generally enjoy benefits such as:
Ideal candidates for porcelain crowns are patients needing additional support in one or several teeth. Individuals with cracked, fractured, decayed, or damaged teeth would typically benefit greatly from porcelain crowns. In addition, those receiving dental implants to replace missing teeth may also be candidates for crowns. If you have a dental concern and are unsure whether porcelain crowns can help, Dr. Beckwith would be happy to answer all your questions and recommend the best treatment option during an in-person consultation.
Porcelain dental crowns are a very effective treatment for restoring both form and function to damaged teeth. For more information about porcelain dental crowns, please contact our practice today.