Porcelain crowns are a natural and long-lasting way to restore the appearance and function of damaged, decayed or imperfect teeth.
At Kamran Rasul, we’re experts in using porcelain crowns to create beautiful smiles.
Porcelain crowns are perfect for patients with severely damaged or decayed teeth, as they sit perfectly over the top of your teeth to restore structure, strength, size and appearance. The material makes for a neat, subtle finish that blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
It can take two appointments to fit your crown, but we’ll attach a custom-made temporary placeholder between visits. Your permanent crown will be colour-matched to your natural teeth - once cemented in place, it can last for up to 15 years!
What are porcelain crowns?
Porcelain crowns are designed to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. They are used to repair and protect teeth that have been damaged – often due to injury or decay. Crowns are also used to repair fillings that have deteriorated. They can be used in conjunction with root canal treatments to protect the tooth, to cover a dental implant and they can be used to hold dentures and bridges into place.
Benefits of porcelain crowns
There are many benefits of porcelain crowns. They are strong and durable so they can restore functionality to enable normal eating and speaking so you wouldn’t know they were there. They blend in with your other teeth to achieve a natural look.
Additionally, they protect against further damage and can help maintain the structural integrity of a damaged tooth. Porcelain crowns are also hypoallergenic, making them an excellent choice for those with metal sensitivities.
How are porcelain crowns fitted?
Fitting a porcelain crown is a multi-step process. The first step is to prepare the tooth for the crown to be fitted and take an impression so the colour of your new crown matches your teeth. The next step is to fit a temporary crown to protect your tooth while the permanent crown is fabricated. The final step is to fit the porcelain crown restoring your smile.
Who are porcelain crowns suitable for?
Patients with cracked or damaged teeth due to decay or injury, along with patients who are receiving other treatments such as root canals. Book a consultation with our experts to discuss whether you are a suitable candidate for a porcelain crown.
Caring for porcelain crowns
Porcelain crowns are a durable and long-lasting solution. To keep your crown in good condition you should follow good dental hygiene practices - brush at least twice a day, floss and use mouthwash daily. You should also avoid extremely hard and chewy foods to protect your teeth. Regular check-ups and dental hygiene visits will also ensure that your crown lasts.