Questions about Porcelain Crowns

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 08/09/2013

What are porcelain crowns used for?

Porcelain crowns are used to protect and strengthen teeth. Tulare dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake often uses dental crowns to strengthen teeth that have been broken or are weakened by chips, fissures, large fillings, and significant decay, as well as to protect teeth following a root canal. Crowns can also be used with dental bridges and dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Why use porcelain for crowns?

Porcelain is an incredibly strong material that is ideal for dental restorations. In addition to being strong, porcelain is stain resistant and can be colored to match adjacent teeth, allowing crowns made of this material to fit seamlessly into your smile.

How long does it take to place porcelain crowns?

The placement of crowns takes two office visits. During your first visit, your tooth will be prepared and an impression will be made from which our dental lab partners can customize your porcelain crown. On your second visit, your custom crown will be placed.

How do I care for my porcelain crowns?

Caring for crowns is no different than caring for your natural teeth. You will want to brush after every meal and snack, floss at least once daily, and visit our office for biannual cleanings and examinations. Dr. Miyake will be happy to discuss oral care following crown placement in detail during your appointment.

If you live in the Tulare, California area and have questions about porcelain crowns, please contact Gregory D. Miyake today to schedule an informative consultation.