An all porcelain crown is a permanent covering that fits over your original tooth. It is needed if your tooth has had a root canal or decayed to where 30-50% of the tooth structure is lost or where a large filling has also weakened the remaining tooth structure. Teeth that have large fractures in the enamel from either grinding or eating hot foods also may need a crown. Beautiful all porcelain crowns are made from a 100% hard ceramic core that eliminates the need for metal or gold. Its natural appearance can mimic pure white enamel. You will be extremely pleased with this incredibly beautiful restoration.
The process to make an all porcelain crown takes an initial appointment of one hour and a second appointment of approximately thirty minutes one to two weeks later.
Once the procedure is completed, proper dental care, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. Given proper care, your crown can last a lifetime.
Our office offers a variety of services to assess all your dental needs. See the links below for a brief explanation of each service or ask our staff – we’ll be happy to answer any questions.