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Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns are made of porcelain, not metal. This makes them more comfortable and versatile than metals or acrylics. They usually come in a choice of colors and designs to match your smile, but some can be custom-made to fit the patient’s facial structures. Porcelain crowns are a great way to hide partially missing teeth. Your dentist can create a custom-made crown that fits perfectly behind your teeth. Porcelain crowns are strong and durable, made of light-sensitive areas of your mouth, and resistant to outside factors such as pH levels.

How Long Will My Crown Last?

Your crown will last for years if properly cared for. Cleaning your crowns with cleaning solutions helps ensure it is completely free of germs and bacteria, which can cause stains and premature wear. Having your crowns checked regularly by your dentist is very important so that they can monitor their condition over time.

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are used to correct tooth decay and broken teeth or to seal up open spaces in the mouth. The main reason you may need dental treatment is when a tooth is damaged and needs repair. Dental crowns can also be used during tooth loss to replace them and keep your smile intact.

Do Crowns Hurt?

Crowns may hurt if you are not used to them. It is crucial to ease into the experience. If you get nervous, stop talking, and breathe deeply. Or you can avoid speaking at all and focus on the sensations of teeth moving. Alternatively, if you’re experiencing anxiety in general, consider seeing a dentist who specializes in dental implants.

How Should I Care for A New Dental Crown?

Caring for a new dental crown is much like caring for any other type of dental restoration. You will want to follow your dentist’s instructions and also consult with him about preventive and protective procedures that may be required depending on the type of restoration.

How Long Does It Take to Recover After Crown Placement?

While your dentist can tell you approximately how long it takes to recover from crown placement, the entire process can vary quite a bit based on your situation. Some patients may experience pain, while others do not feel any pain until several days later.


Porcelain crowns are the ultimate, long-lasting solution for a beautiful smile. They are easy to maintain, comfortable, and convenient. If you still have questions about porcelain crowns, give us a call or visit our office for a consultation.

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