Porcelain crowns are among some of the most popular dental treatments today. If you are considering cosmetic crowns, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions about what they are, how they work and if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
First, what is a porcelain crown? A porcelain crown is designed to sit on top of your tooth to provide protection and coverage. It’s made from ceramic. It has a bright white color. A dental implant is designed to actually replace the tooth. A porcelain crown, on the other hand, is designed to cover over the tooth, giving it a better appearance. So, you would be a good candidate for a porcelain crown if your teeth are discolored. If your teeth have cracks and crevices, a porcelain crown might also be the right treatment for you. After the porcelain crown is installed, you can go back to your normal activities without worrying about the appearance or the strength of your tooth.
How long can you expect your porcelain crown to last? The answer to that question is going to vary from patient to patient. If you maintain your crown well, you should expect it to last from between 15 years all the way up to two decades. Cosmetic crowns are made to be strong and durable. However, you have to do your part by continuing with your dental routine and making regular dentist visits if you want to have your crown last for a long time.
How long does it take to install a porcelain crown? Applying a porcelain crown takes a lot less time than most people think. The entire procedure starts with a consultation, where your teeth are examined and our cosmetic dentist determines if a porcelain crown is actually right for you. The next step is making your teeth ready for the crown.
The best way to know for sure whether or not you are a good candidate for a porcelain crown is to talk to our cosmetic dentist at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot, AR. Let him examine your teeth as well as your gums and then based on this information, determine what restorative procedure is right for you. We are proud to serve patients in the Little Rock, AR and surrounding cities. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for cosmetic crowns.