Our porcelain crowns in Boise are custom made to be the perfect color, size, and shape. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem. The crown is able to provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. They can also help restore a tooth to its original shape and are used commonly for teeth that have been broken. While crowns come in different materials, the most common crowns typically have some mixture of porcelain in them to give them a look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
A crown encases your entire tooth rather than covering only a portion of it. This crown acts as a “cap” that restores your natural tooth without needing to have it extracted. This porcelain crown will act as the new outer surface of your tooth.
Porcelain is extremely durable and will likely last you a lifetime. Our porcelain crowns look great and have several practical benefits. If you choose to incorporate porcelain crowns into your smile, you can look forward to improvements in your chewing and speaking abilities. They also help maintain a youthful appearance by supporting your facial structure. Having a healthy and strong smile can help you maintain your overall wellness.
How it's done
The first visit to Dr. Stillings involves reshaping the tooth and taking impressions to create the crown. Typically a portion of your tooth will have to be removed for the crown to fit properly. After he reshapes your tooth, we'll use a special material to create an impression of it. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to be made into a permanent crown. Before sending you home, Dr. Stillings provide you with a temporary crown to cover your tooth in between visits.
When you return, we'll have received the permanent crown from the laboratory. We will remove the temporary crown and fit the new permanent one. Before cementing the permanent crown in place, Dr. Stillings will ensure that it fits comfortably and matches the color of your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about our Boise porcelain crowns for your smile, call our office today. You can reach us at (208) 377-3206, or you can fill out an appointment request form directly on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!