Porcelain crowns, ceramic crowns, or porcelain teeth, as they are sometimes referred to, are an option for people who have damaged teeth.
These are custom-made caps or crowns that are bonded to the tooth, fitting over it and restoring the tooth to its original size, strength, and function.
Crowns are considered to be the number one standard for protecting and strengthening a tooth that cannot be repaired with fillings or other types of dental treatments.
Porcelain crowns are crafted using tooth-coloured porcelain with the aim of blending seamlessly with your other natural teeth – so not only do they strengthen the tooth or teeth being capped, they make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
An experienced dentist can apply porcelain crowns with minimal tooth preparation, meaning that the majority of the tooth is preserved underneath the cap.
Applying dental crowns is a specialised skill set that when performed properly and meticulously can significantly improve the longevity, strength, and appearance of your teeth.
Dental crowns are considered an excellent course of treatment for broken or fractured teeth, decayed teeth, fractured fillings, large fillings, root filled teeth, or even just cosmetic enhancements.
If you have a tooth that is physically or mentally painful (based on appearance) then you should see a dentist who specializes in crowns as soon as possible.
Porcelain is termed a bio-compatible material, meaning that it will not cause allergic reactions and will not cause gum irritation. Once a porcelain crown is fitted and properly installed in the mouth, it looks and feels as if it belongs there. Porcelain crowns are singular: the material is exactly the same throughout its entire surface, and the crown itself extends into the gum line, adding to the illusion that it is natural.