Questions about Porcelain Crowns

Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio

Why would I want an all-porcelain crown?

All-porcelain crowns allow the color of your natural tooth to shine through. Dental porcelain has the advantage of mirroring the translucent properties of natural tooth enamel, and your all-porcelain crown will never show any metal at the gum line like porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Porcelain crowns provide the best natural color match of any crown type, and they are also good for people with metal allergies.

When is a porcelain crown needed?

If your tooth becomes badly worn down or there are large areas of decay that a filling won’t effectively repair, a porcelain crown may be the ideal treatment option. A tooth may become damaged by an accident, tooth decay, normal wear and tear, or disease. Porcelain crowns are an excellent option for visible teeth since they closely resemble the color and luster of your natural teeth.

Am I a good candidate for a porcelain crown?

You may be a good candidate for a porcelain crown if:

  • You need additional strengthening after root canal treatment.
  • A large portion of your tooth has fractured or cracked, and it can not be strengthened through dental bonding.
  • Your tooth has significant decay and there is not enough remaining tooth structure to support a filling or inlay.
  • You are getting dental implants to replace a lost tooth
  • You require a dental bridge to replace missing teeth

Are dental crowns always the best option?

It is difficult to answer this question without first being examined by Grove City and Columbus area cosmetic dentist Dr. Raymond Sheridan. If you have a small cavity, a more conservative treatment such as a dental filling may be the best option to address your oral health needs. Dr. Sheridan will recommend the ideal treatment method based on the condition of your teeth and gums. He will also take your aesthetic goals into account when determining the best course of action.

How long will my porcelain crown last?

This will depend on how well you care for your crowned tooth. Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth do. Be sure to brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Sheridan twice a year for your regularly scheduled checkups so that the health of your crowned tooth can be assessed. When properly cared for, your dental crown may last 10 to 15 years or longer.

Please contact Sheridan Dental today to schedule your initial evaluation. We serve patients in Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard and Grove City, Ohio.

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