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Porcelain Crowns

Custom-fitted dental caps that restore the shape, strength, and appearance of teeth, porcelain crowns closely mimic the natural luster of tooth enamel, ensuring a seamless blend with your smile. Our Largo, FL, dentist may recommend one (or multiple) be placed if you have teeth that are damaged, decayed, cracked, or worn. Porcelain crowns also offer durable protection and can significantly enhance both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a dental crown.

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Weighing Your Need for a Porcelain Crown

When considering whether a porcelain crown is appropriate, Dr. Piper will assess your dental health needs first. If after a thorough oral exam it’s apparent that one is necessary, he’ll speak with you about next steps. We never want for you to be out of the loop or uninformed about procedures being done to your smile. You deserve to have the details! 

Generally speaking, a porcelain crown is often recommended for:

  • Broken or Worn Teeth: If your tooth is significantly damaged or worn down, a crown can restore its shape, size, and function.
  • Significantly Weakened Teeth: For teeth that are weakened by decay or cracks, a crown provides strength and prevents further damage.
  • Severely Discolored Teeth: Porcelain crowns offer a natural color match, making them an ideal choice for front tooth restoration that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Completing a Dental Implant: Crowns are used to cap a dental implant, providing the functionality and appearance of a natural tooth.
  • Post-Root Canal Treatment: Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment may need a crown to protect the remaining tooth structure.

If you experience symptoms such as persistent tooth pain, noticeable tooth wear, or have had significant dental work, consulting with our team can help determine if a crown is necessary for you.

How a Porcelain Crown Is Applied

It’s important to know that the dental crown procedure takes two separate visits to our Largo, FL, dental office. During your first appointment, Dr. Piper will remove a small amount of enamel to ensure that the crown fits snugly but not too tightly over the tooth. Next, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and send those to the lab for crown development. Since it takes a few weeks for your porcelain crown to be made, Dr. Piper will place a temporary crown to protect your teeth and gums while you wait for the finished version.

After a few weeks, we’ll ask you to return so we can replace your temporary crown with the permanent one. Before placing your dental crown, we will check the fit, size, and color. Once Dr. Piper is satisfied with how everything looks, the crown will be cemented in place.

Give Our Office a Call Today

Our friendly team and dentist in Largo, FL, is ready to provide you with personalized care and answer any questions you may have about the crown procedure. Let us help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with the durability and beauty of porcelain crowns. Call or text David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry today at (727) 548-7100 to request an appointment.