Having a healthy smile you’re proud of is an essential part of looking and feeling good. Porcelain crowns restore the function and appearance of your broken, cracked, or decayed tooth while protecting the remaining tooth structure. When a tooth is damaged or decayed such that a filling is not a sufficient repair, Dr. Budhani will suggest a crown to restore the shape of your tooth and protect your natural tooth from further damage.
Why You Should Consider a Crown
A dental crown is a type of tooth reconstruction that sits on top of your existing tooth and essentially acts as the new protective outer layer of your tooth, restoring both the function and appearance of your tooth. There are many reasons that you may need a crown, such as:
- Repair broken or chipped teeth
- Protect week teeth
- Protect and cover teeth after root canal treatment or severe decay
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
What Is a Porcelain Crown
Dental crowns are made of a number of materials including composite resin and ceramic. However, most crowns contain at least some porcelain. At Amazing Dental in Arlington, Dr. Budhani utilizes porcelain crowns because they both look and feel like natural teeth. Because of the durability of porcelain, it is a desirable option for many patients—your crown will look natural and last a long time.
What To Expect
Getting a crown takes more than one visit. During your first visit, Dr. Budhani will prepare your tooth for the crown by reshaping it. This tooth preparation generally requires removing some of the tooth structure so that crown will fit in your mouth properly. Once your tooth as been reshaped, he will take an impression of your teeth to send to the lab. Before you leave after your first appointment, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to wear while your permanent crown is being custom made for you in the lab.
During your second visit, Dr. Budhani will remove the temporary crown and fit you with your permanent one. Before cementing your crown in place, he will ensure that the crown fits comfortably and matches your surrounding teeth.
Why Get Your Crown at Amazing Dental
When it comes to restoring your smile, you have many options available to you. At Amazing Dental, we are proud to offer you high-quality patient care using a patient-first philosophy and the latest technology available. We are a small family practice devoted to you, the patient.
Because we are not affiliated with bigger dental organizations, Dr. Budhani has the ability to pick the dental labs that he uses, meaning that he only delivers a product that is made by a lab he trusts with materials he believes in. Being a part of the Amazing Dental family means that you can restore your smile with confidence. Here, you always get the best care possible.
To learn more about whether or not porcelain crowns are the best option for you, call Dr. Budhani today at (807) 484-5588 or request an appointment online.