February 15, 2015
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or cracked, or a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy, then you want a tooth restoration that looks as natural as possible. Porcelain crowns are designed for form and function: they look like real teeth and they are just about as strong, too. Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn use porcelain crowns to reconstruct confident and healthy smiles in Putnam, CT, and throughout our state’s Quiet Corner.
When other conservative tooth restoration treatments such as cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers are not an option, porcelain crowns will likely be the treatment of choice. In addition to restoring a damaged tooth, porcelain crowns are also used to complete the look of dental implants.
The Porcelain Crown Procedure
Crowns, which are also called dental caps, are made to encapsulate the entire visible portion of a tooth. In order to fabricate a crown that is a perfect replacement, Dr. McGinn or Dr. McGinn will need to take an impression of the tooth in need of restoration, as well as the teeth that are adjacent and above. Then, the tooth will need to be prepared and another impression taken in order to build a crown that properly fits the tooth. While your custom crown is made, you’ll wear a temporary.
When our dental lab has sent us your permanent porcelain crown, you’ll return to our office for the dentist to fit and adhesively bond the crown in to place. Caring for your crown is not different than caring for your other teeth. Brush and floss twice each day in order to remove food particles and plaque from the space where the crown and gum meet. If you grind your teeth at night, then we may prescribe a nightguard to protect your new crown while you sleep.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about how a porcelain crown can renew your smile, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Carolyn McGinn or Dr. Walter McGinn. We conveniently serve patients in Putnam, CT, as well as Woodstock, Thompson, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Killingly, Eastford, Plainfield, Webster, Dudley, Douglas, Burrillville, Gloucester, and Foster.
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