We’re tough on our teeth. How many times have you enjoyed a hot beverage, chewed on ice, or played a sport without a mouthguard? If you skip daily flossing and regular dental appointments, you compromise your smile even further. Bad habits and accidents can damage your teeth and result in the need for a dental crown. You may also need a porcelain crown if you have very large, unsightly mercury fillings. A porcelain covering that encases the tooth, a crown can restore your ability to eat and chew, and not only do they look like real teeth, but they can also improve the esthetics of your smile as well.
Porcelain Crowns: What They Are
A porcelain crown is a ceramic cap that fits easily over a damaged natural tooth, giving it a fresh, unworn surface. Porcelain crowns are outstandingly durable, a recent study found that most crowns placed by qualified dentists last 15 years.
A crown can have many functions. It can:
- Strengthen and protect a weakened tooth
- Repair a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
- Add structure to a tooth that’s badly decayed
- Match the shade of your surrounding teeth
- Improve the appearance of a crooked or misshapen tooth
- Stabilize your bite and help prevent further tooth loss
Porcelain Crown Care
Porcelain crowns should be given the same treatment as natural teeth, frequent brushing and flossing.
Better yet, porcelain crowns look just like natural teeth. Unlike other materials, which appear unnaturally opaque, porcelain has a semi-transparent look, perfectly mimicking the appearance of a real tooth!
Porcelain Crown Services At The Art Of Dentistry
Dr. Gershberg takes great care to ensure crowns look natural and aid with comfortable chewing. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Gershberg is the dentist you can trust for your porcelain restorations.
Looking to smile big, and chew and speak easier?
Call Dr. Gershberg at 610-527-6700 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment. It’s just that simple! Our general and cosmetic dental practice offers numerous life-changing services to the Philadelphia area and Main Line, including Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Radnor, Wayne, and Haverford.