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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Dental porcelain is a great way to replicate the look of natural tooth enamel. It also provides the strength and resilience you will need. Porcelain crowns are an excellent way of recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are usually the best choice when tooth decay has compromised most of the original tooth, when a traumatic event has caused damage, or in other cases when severe enamel erosion has occurred. The best part of a porcelain crown is that it not only replaces the original tooth, but sometimes it can be designed in such a way that it will create an even better esthetic appearance than you had before.

Potential Issues With Porcelain Crowns

Even though a porcelain crown is a great option there are some minimal downsides to having a porcelain crown. In some cases, people experience sensitivity to hot and cold after a porcelain crown has been placed. It may go away after few days, but the dentist will be available to advise you if this occurs. Also, a porcelain crown is very durable, but not as flexible as natural teeth, so it is advisable that certain foods be avoided.

Maintenance of a Porcelain Crown

A porcelain crown is a lot like your original teeth and requires the same maintenance. Regular routine brushing with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and flossing will ensure that your crown is well maintained.