Candidacy for Porcelain Crowns
In the olden days, crowns were only made using one material: metal. While it is a functional repair, there’s no getting away from the fact that metal teeth are simply not attractive! Not to mention some patients are allergic to metal, which can cause irritation. Today, there are two main types of crowns: ceramic and porcelain.
Although they’re both excellent materials, porcelain is more durable than ceramic and offers all the benefits of a crown without compromising aesthetics.
The Initial Consultation for Porcelain Crowns
During your consultation, we’ll ask for information on your general health, wellbeing, and dental history. If you have any dental anxieties, they will also be addressed during this consultation.
We will take a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth to determine the extent of the work that needs to be carried out. We’ll also request to take x-rays. All these steps will help us build a clear picture of your oral health.
Good Candidates for Porcelain Crowns
We may recommend a crown as the best course of action if:
- You have a broken or severely worn down tooth
- You have a large cavity
- You already have a larger filling in the tooth
- You need to replace an old, damaged crown
- You need to replace an old crown where the tooth has decayed
- You have a cracked tooth that needs to be held together
- You have a weak tooth that is at risk of breaking
- Your tooth is an unusual shape
- You have a tooth that requires a larger filling than is possible
- You have a discolored tooth
Poor Candidates for Porcelain Crowns
If we do not believe that porcelain crowns are the right choice of treatment for your dental problems, we will likely recommend an alternative solution. Some common reasons we might suggest an alternative treatment include:
- The tooth is too damaged to support a crown. In this instance, we may recommend dental implants instead
- If the patient grinds their teeth in their sleep, this will erode the crown very quickly. In this scenario, a porcelain crown may be an option if the patient is committed to wearing a mouthguard while they sleep
Want to Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate for Porcelain Crowns in Vero Beach, FL?
Are you ready to take the next step in restoring your smile with porcelain crowns? At Vero Dental Spa, we will be happy to advise you and help you get started on the journey to healthy, beautiful teeth. If you would like to discuss your candidacy for the porcelain crowns, or if you would like more information, call Vero Dental Spa today.