Porcelain dental crowns offer protection:
- Weaken teeth
- Broken teeth
- Large fillings
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Root canal treatments
What does the procedure involve?
An exam is first conducted to ensure your natural tooth is healthy enough. For example, severely decayed teeth may need extraction and have a dental implant inserted afterwards. If your natural tooth is receiving the crown, it is shaped for the best fit. The crown is placed and held in place with cement. If the crown is used to cover a dental implant, the area must have fully healed first. You may be asked to return for a follow-up appointment to see how the crown is fitting. Details about your specific procedure will be further explained during your consultation.
How should I care for my dental crown?
Normal dental care is recommended. You should avoid sticky and hard food to prevent loosening or damaging the crown. Your crown should last 5 to 15 years.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience heat or cold sensitivity, which can be corrected with tooth sensitive toothpaste. If the pain is from biting, contact us. The crown may be too high and can be corrected.
How much can this procedure cost?
Porcelain dental crowns can vary in cost. Your consultation will offer more insight on cost since each procedure is different. Also, many dental insurances cover all or a portion of the procedure. We’ll review your coverage and see how this procedure can be affordable.
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Contact us today about porcelain dental crowns. Dental restoration procedures can involve many questions. So, call (617) 328-5060 or book an appointment online now.