Porcelain crowns are ideal solutions for repairing damaged or missing teeth, offering high durability and a natural tooth-like appearance. Porcelain crowns are often recommended by dentists for the restoration of anterior teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Porcelain crowns placement does not harm the tooth, but rather prolongs the life of the tooth. Porcelain crowns are produced from high-quality materials that can be individually designed for each patient and represent the most natural tooth appearance. Porcelain, which is the material closest to the natural appearance and color of the teeth, is one of the most preferred materials for dentists when the aesthetic expectation is highest.
Individuals with advanced tooth decay, gum conditions or with a level of infection that will require canal treatment cannot be suitable for this treatment. However, upon the decision of your dentist, it may be possible to get the porcelain crowns treatment after the completion of your primary treatment.
Who Is This For?
Potential Risks & Side Effects
There is no need for remarkable recovery time after the porcelain crowns process. You can continue your daily routine immediately unless a local anesthetic is applied. Likewise, you can return to work the day after treatment, or even immediately after treatment.
Success Rate: 90-95%
How Does it Work?
Porcelain crowns can be used for aesthetic reasons to correct colorless, shapeless teeth as well as tooth restorations used instead of damaged teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth above the gum line, but they can also be placed on implants. They can be easily shaped and colored to fit the patient's natural teeth perfectly. In this way, they offer minimum discomfort and maximum naturalness.
What Does Porcelain Crowns Treatment Involve?
1. Consultation for Porcelain Crowns
The first step to start your Porcelain Crown process will be the online consultation phase. At this stage, our specialist will try to get to know you and your complaint closely to make sure you are a suitable candidate for porcelain crown treatment. Your health history, allergies, medications you use, your ideas about the process and your priority expectations from treatment are the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage, and if this is porcelain crowns, the most suitable dentist / dental clinic for this.
The photo of your tooth/teeth that you have problems with or want to cover with porcelain crowns will be very useful to understand your eligibility during the online consultation phase.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
At this stage, you have now made your decision for porcelain crowns and you want to consider the options. Therefore, we offer you our clinic or dentist options based on the dates that best suit you and your special requests, if any, and we expect you to choose one.
3. Final Consultation with Your Dentist
When you arrive at the dentist's office, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations better and also make you understand what you should expect from your porcelain crowns treatment. Your dentist will explain everything you need to know about dental crowns in general and porcelain crowns specifically and try to simulate the results as much as possible, in order you to feel ready and comfortable.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the porcelain crowns process begins, your dentist will conduct medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the treatment. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the process and if any risk obtained, dentists try to eliminate them first.
There will be 2 visits to complete the porcelain crowns application process. These are:
First Appointment: Preparation and Taking Impression
Second Appointment: Placement and Cementation
Types of Dental Crowns
1. All-ceramic or All-Porcelain Dental Crowns: All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns look so natural that they can hardly be distinguished from your teeth. The naturalness refers to all points: from the shape to the color to the gloss and transparency of the material. While standard crowns consist of a metal framework and a plastic veneer, the higher quality crowns are made entirely of ceramic.
2. Porcelain-Fused to Metal Dental Crowns: This type of crown offers a stronger bond than normal porcelain because it is connected to a metal structure. It is characterized by extreme durability.
3. Stainless Steel Dental Crowns: Stainless steel crowns are temporary metal crowns that are used to rebuild the damaged teeth. They are often used in the back of the jaw. In some cases, they are also used in the front area.
4. Base Metal Alloys Dental Crowns: This type of crown is very resistant to corrosion and consists of very strong base metals. It may not be an advantageous dental crown type for those whose priority is natural appearance and it may also more tend to develop an allergy.
Things You Should Consider After Porcelain Crowns Treatment
Is Porcelain Crowns Procedure Painful?
After the porcelain crown treatment, the pain is almost non-existent, but if it is felt, it can be relieved with standard pain medication.
How Durable Are Porcelain Crowns?
The durability period of porcelain crowns is 10 years on average; the most frequent reason for failure was a fracture of the ceramic.
What Are the Main Differences Between Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers?
Both crowns and veneers are dental restoration materials and use to cover an existing tooth to improve its appearance or function. The dental crown is used to strengthen a damaged tooth, while veneers are mainly used for cosmetic improvements. Dental crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth while the veneers are an ultra-thin layer produced to cover the front of a tooth.
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