At Kevin Kay DDS Comprehensive Family Dentistry, we understand that restoring your teeth is about more than function, our patients want their smile to look good too, and we agree. We have made a variety of dental crowns available to match your needs depending on the placement of your crown, including porcelain crowns. The advanced superiority of porcelain crowns today offers our patients high value in both aesthetics and durability.
Traditionally, porcelain crowns were known for breakage, but thanks to advancements in technology and upgrades in materials being used, porcelain has become the preferred option. Porcelain offers our patients teeth that look like your natural enamel in color, texture, shape and overall appearance. Porcelain also possesses the same light-scattering properties as natural enamel helping them appear more natural than ever before. Today, porcelain dental crowns can be used for both restorative and cosmetic restorations.
What Is A Dental Crown?
We use dental crowns as a fixed prosthetic to restore a damaged, misshapen, weakened or missing tooth. Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as a cap or caps, because it is customized to surround and encase a tooth or dental implant. Dental crowns are customized to match the patient’s bite and fit in the space needed. Protecting your teeth with the added strength of a crown, or restoring a missing tooth with a crown, can improve and protect your oral health. We are happy to review the area in question and offer suggestions specific to your needs, which may include a dental crown.
In years past, dentists would often promote different materials dependent on the placement of where the crown was being used and what bite force would be used, and though we still have those materials, porcelain can be used anywhere in your mouth. We are happy to discuss the values of each material and make suggestions specific to you.
The Dental Crown Procedure
In general, having a dental crown placed is completed over two dental visits. Sometimes the restoration process can take longer, but the crown portion generally involves the following:
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about porcelain crowns, call (425) 738-8476, and schedule your consultation now!