Porcelain Crowns in Springfield, MO

Porcelain Crowns in Springfield, MO

Your teeth may get worn out, decayed, infected, or broken with age and time. Sometimes due to certain injuries, your teeth lose their normal shape and size, and in some instances, they become discolored or stained. 

Dental crowns, commonly known as dental caps, are tooth-like covers positioned over your teeth that help to restore the teeth’s shape, size, and color. Crowns are bonded over your tooth with dental cement adhesives. Crowns are made of various materials, including porcelain, stainless steel, ceramic, zirconia, etc.

What Is the Need for a Porcelain Crown?

The following are the needs for a porcelain crown:

  • To protect a tooth from breaking if it is damaged from decay or has become weak due to trauma or wear
  • To cover a metal implant stud or hold a dental bridge in place
  • To restore a worn-out or broken tooth
  • When a tooth is filled with a large filling, a crown is needed
  • A tooth treated with a root canal needs a crown to protect it from further damage

Procedure to Bond Porcelain Crowns

In the first appointment, we will take an X-ray of your teeth to check for any damage or infection in the teeth. In most cases, a root canal treatment is performed before placing a crown. The tooth is buffed from every side to make space for the crown, and a digital impression is taken. This measurement is now sent to dental laboratories to prepare the crown, and in the meantime, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from microbes. 

In the second appointment, which generally takes place after 2 to 3 weeks, local anesthesia is administered to the gums, and the permanent crown is cemented over your tooth. The fit and color of the crown are checked, and required adjustments are made. 

Advantages of Porcelain Crowns

  • They provide a natural look to the teeth and enhance the aesthetics of your smile
  • They are biocompatible. As no metal is used, they are not toxic
  • They are highly durable and strong

How to Take Care of Your Dental Crown

  • When the procedure is not complete, avoid biting and chewing food near the prepared tooth.
  • Brush your teeth twice daily using a toothpaste suitable for sensitive teeth.
  • Floss in between teeth to hinder bacterial growth.
  • Chewing or biting on ice or any hard food may crack the porcelain crown, and hence, should be avoided.
  • A nightguard can be placed in the mouth during the night to avoid clenching your teeth.

 

Please reach out to iTooth Family Dentistry in Springfield, MO, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Robbins. Call us at (417) 883-8515 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

Location

3211 E Battlefield Rd #100, Springfield, MO 65804

Office Hours

MON - THU 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: appointments@itooth.net

Phone: (417) 883-8515