Porcelain crowns, also known as dental crowns, are tooth-shaped caps that cover the entire visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its size, shape, strength, and function. Porcelain crowns are often used in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or have gaps between them.
Porcelain crowns are made of a strong and durable ceramic material that closely resembles the color and translucency of natural teeth. They are custom-made to fit the individual patient’s tooth precisely and are cemented onto the tooth with a special dental adhesive.
Porcelain crowns can be used to treat a variety of dental problems, including severe decay, cracks or chips, root canal-treated teeth, and large fillings that have failed. They can also be used to replace missing teeth as part of a dental implant.
Overall, porcelain crowns can help restore the function and appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth, improve the patient’s oral health, and enhance their smile.