Everything you need to know about porcelain dental crowns

AInnovative Dental by Dr. A of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we know you have many options when working with a dental provider offering general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. Dr. Anirudh Patel is a Board-Certified dentist and member of the ADA (American Dental Association), committed to offering the best solutions for your smile. One treatment often recommended in his office is the porcelain dental crown. This tooth cap is a wonderful solution for many of our patients and can be used in various situations to restore one or more teeth.

Let’s continue to learn about dental crowns and how they are used at Innovative Dental by Dr. A.

What is a dental crown?

Our team describes the dental crown as a cap that covers the natural tooth. It is often made of porcelain because of porcelain’s ability to mimic the appearance of the natural tooth enamel. The cap is bonded over the tooth to offer a layer of strength, often protecting the teeth from further damage.

How is a dental crown used in dentistry?

Dental crowns are incredibly versatile and may be used in various situations. Dental crowns can:

  • Cover the abutment of an implant to replace a single tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has recently had root canal therapy and may be weakened and brittle from the procedure
  • Cover a tooth that has a large filling that may compromise the structure and strength of the tooth
  • Bond with false teeth called pontics to fabricate a dental bridge
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Do I need a dental crown?

During your evaluation with Dr. Anirudh Patel of Innovative Dental by Dr. A, he will evaluate your smile and discuss your dental needs. If there appears to be a need for a dental crown, or if your already placed dental crowns require replacement, he will provide you with several options for treatment. If you would benefit specifically from a dental crown, we can advise you on the next steps to restore and repair the smile.

Is getting a dental crown painful?

When preparing the natural tooth structure and bonding the new crown in place, we provide proper sedation and anesthetics to ensure a comfortable procedure from start to finish. We want our patients to be at ease when they visit our office for dental treatments, and we can talk to you about any anxiety you may have and what can be done to make you more relaxed in the dental chair for your upcoming procedure.

Where can I ask more questions about tooth caps and other replacement options?

If you reside in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and want to speak to a Board-Certified dentist and member of the American Dental Association, we welcome you to book an appointment with our team of professionals today.

Our facility can be reached by phone at (215) 624-1935. We are open to new and returning patients in and around the area seeking comprehensive care with an experienced, skilled provider like Dr. Anirudh Patel.

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