Do you find it embarrassing to smile and sometimes difficult to chew because of missing teeth? Or do you have some teeth with overly large fillings, or that are misshapen, cracked or badly damaged? Perhaps your teeth are shifting position because of missing teeth. Whatever the reason, if you’re feeling self-conscious about your looks, and long for a healthy and attractive smile, then here at Plantation Dental Care we can help.
One of the solutions we offer to rectify these issues is porcelain crowns which fit like a cap over the top of damaged teeth to protect them from further deterioration and to make them look more aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain can be shaped to look just like a natural tooth and is strong and resilient. Basically replacing the entire exterior of a damaged tooth right down to the gum, they’re an excellent choice to recreate the form and function of a damaged tooth. Porcelain crowns can also top dental implants. In addition we use porcelain crowns to anchor dental bridges in the event that you have a missing tooth or teeth.
The advantages of porcelain crowns
Porcelain crowns are bonded permanently to a particular tooth to improve its function and aesthetics. Placed over a prepared tooth, porcelain crowns need very little maintenance save that of regular brushing and flossing such as you would for your natural teeth. Properly maintained they should last for upwards of 15 years.
There are two types of porcelain crown. All-ceramic crowns are mostly used for front teeth where the priority is aesthetics. For rear teeth, then often precious metal crowns fused with porcelain will be used because they are much stronger.
On occasions an all-ceramic bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. This consists of a false tooth or teeth made from porcelain which accompany two porcelain crowns used to anchor the bridge at either end of the gap.
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain crowns or indeed determine if you’re a suitable candidate, then why not call our office on 954-791-6666 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Gohill and her team are standing by to help.