Porcelain Crowns for A Perfect Smile
Porcelain crowns are a popular option for fixing and protecting teeth. They can restore both function and aesthetics. Our Winnipeg dentists are dedicated to staying up-to-date with innovations in technology and techniques to ensure you get a comfortable, effective, and minimally invasive treatment.
Windsor Park Dental provides you with CEREC® same-day, quality porcelain crowns to restore your oral health and give you a great smile. Call our friendly staff today and make an appointment.
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Reasons You Might Need a Crown
If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a dental crown may be a good option. A crown seals and structurally supports your tooth to protect it from further damage.
We also recommend crowns for teeth damaged by sources other than decay. Any facial trauma can come with the risk of cracking a tooth. Depending upon its size, a crack can grant bacteria direct access to the inner tooth, which needs immediate treatment before it leads to more significant health concerns.
What Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Unlike traditional crowns that use dental molds, this machine only uses digital imaging to create your crown. A CEREC machine uses 3D scans to produce ceramic onlays, inlays, and crowns that match the exact shape and size of your teeth.
Our team will perform x-rays and take some digital impressions of the affected tooth and instantly send the images to the CEREC machine to create your crown.
Issues A Crown Can Fix
Below are some of the reasons you may need a crown:
- As an aesthetic enhancement to make teeth look better
- Have a tooth with moderate to severe decay
- Have a very large filling
- Fix a broken, fractured or decayed teeth
- Seal a tooth after root canal therapy
- Complete a dental implant
7 Traits of a Porcelain Crown
Porcelain is a biocompatible material, making porcelain crowns safe. Significant traits of a porcelain crown include:
Natural appearance – Porcelain is the material that most resembles the look and feel of your natural tooth enamel. This type of crown is usually a good option to cap any of your front teeth or one of the more visible teeth.
Color matching – Porcelain crowns do not all come in the same color. Our dentists will match your crown color to the rest of your natural teeth. That way, it blends with your smile and won’t stand out against other teeth, nor will it look artificial.
Strength and durability – Dental porcelain is sturdy, making crowns a robust solution for fixing your damaged teeth. However, it is still important to properly care for your crowns. For example, do not use your teeth as tools to tear open plastic or open bottles. If you play sports, wear a mouthguard for protection.
Low maintenance – Crowns require no special maintenance. Maintain a good routine of brushing and flossing to keep your crown looking its best.
Custom-crafted – You won’t feel any difference between your natural teeth and the crown. Porcelain crowns can be shaped to fit perfectly.
Can replace one or multiple teeth – They can fix one or more teeth, or be combined for a bridge. Crowns can fill the gap left by one tooth or several.
Stain-resistant – Porcelain doesn’t stain that easily. Your smile will remain bright white, and you can freely enjoy your favorite foods and drinks.
What if My Crown is Damaged or Breaks?
Crowns are durable restorations and can last for decades. However, accidents can occur causing it to break or, it can wear down from grinding.
If your crown is damaged, our team at Windsor Park Dental is ready to help. Our dentists will examine your tooth and let you know whether your crown is better off restored or replaced. In either case, we will make sure you have full functionality and aesthetics.
Can You Whiten a Porcelain Crown?
No. Whitening does not work on porcelain or most bonding materials. However, porcelain is a stain-resistant material. If you need whiter teeth, we recommend you undergo teeth whitening before we place your crown. After teeth whitening, you can then choose a crown color that matches your bright teeth.
Your Place For Quality Dental Services in Winnipeg
We pride ourselves on providing our community with timely, quality services, and we feel privileged to help you smile confidently. Are you looking for cosmetic enhancements to highlight your natural beauty? Get in touch with us today.
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