Chino CA Cosmetic Dentist Breaks Down Porcelain Crown Procedures
Compared to fillings which just cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth's new outer surface. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem. The crown provides a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. Our Chino CA cosmetic dentist utilizes dental crowns to restore a tooth to its original shape if there has been visible damage. While crowns come in different materials, the most common crowns typically have some mixture of porcelain in them to give them a look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
How it's done
The first visit to Bright Smile Dental Care involves reshaping the tooth and taking impressions to create the crown. Typically a portion of your tooth will have to be removed for the crown to fit properly. After we reshape your tooth, we'll use a special material to create an impression of it. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to be made into a permanent crown. Before sending you home, we'll provide you with a temporary crown to cover your tooth in between visits.
When you return, Dr. Bhandari will have received the permanent crown from the laboratory. We'll remove the temporary crown and fit the new permanent one. Before cementing the permanent crown in place, we will ensure that it fits comfortably and matches the color of your teeth.
If you have any questions about this service or would like to schedule your consultation, call our Chino CA cosmetic dentist today at (909) 364-1330 and our front desk staff will happily assist you.