A porcelain crown protects and strengthens the entire surface of the tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. It may also be used as a solution when the surface of the tooth is a problem but the root is still healthy. We may recommended a crown if your tooth is fractured, has an extremely large filling that is broken down, is severely damaged by cavities or has root canal treatment leaving the tooth brittle and susceptible to fracture. Porcelain crowns not only strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure; they also help your jaw and bite aligned. Older crowns do not last forever and start to leak over time, leading to cavities underneath the crown. Today’s technology is so advanced that you may want to consider replacing your old, leaking crowns with new natural looking ones. We carefully match the colour of your porcelain crown so that it blends with your natural teeth. A crown procedure usually involves two short visits. During your first visit, we will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and building a healthy foundation to support the crown. Next, we will take impression from which the crown is made, a temporary crown is placed until the vopermanent one is ready. Within two weeks, you will return to have your temporary crown removed and your new crown placed. The porcelain crown will protect your tooth, however as with all procedure, proper home care and regular dental visits will help prolong the life of your new crown.
At Dr. Faheim’s Dental office, your smile is our top priority. We are committed to providing you with gentle care and giving you the information you need to make the right decisions about your dental health. Most importantly you will become part of our family too! We offer many services to meet your needs and our friendly, experienced team is ready to make you feel comfortable. Contact us today to book a free consultation and learn more.
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