Porcelain crowns are a natural looking and versatile option for (a) preserving badly damaged or decayed teeth and (b) replacing missing teeth. In replacing missing teeth, they would be attached to a dental implant or part of a fixed bridge.
Custom manufactured in one of our carefully chosen labs, your porcelain crown can be made with a metal core and an outside layer of porcelain. Most often though, Dr. Wendling uses all-porcelain crowns, which have no metal. Instead they have a porcelain core and are strong and durable.
The porcelain crown procedure
There are two steps:
- We will clean out all decay and bacterial debris, and prepare the tooth’s remaining surfaces to bond well with your new porcelain crown. Then we will take a precise custom mold of your tooth, and send it to one of our carefully selected laboratories. It will be the model for fashioning your new crown.
- We will thoroughly clean the tooth surfaces, then affix the crown securely, using a specially formulated dental adhesive that bonds the crown permanently to your existing tooth. There might be some minor adjustments to ensure that your crown looks and feels just right.
Please call or email our office serving Portland, Oregon to learn more about our porcelain crowns, or about any of the other services and procedures we offer. We can answer any questions you have and give you a tour of our spa-like facilities.