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Porcelain Crowns

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crownPorcelain crowns offer a great solution to those patients who are suffering from badly worn teeth. When the chewing surface of a tooth becomes significantly eroded, it can cause pain and make it difficult to chew properly. When a porcelain crown is placed, the lost functionality is immediately restored. The missing portion of the tooth is also regained, returning the tooth to the proper shape and size. Porcelain crowns can also correct problems with chipped teeth, tooth fractures, and even the discolored areas of tooth enamel.

A small cap-shaped bit of porcelain, the crown is drawn across the chewing surface of the patient’s tooth. Crowns are made of various materials, although the two most common are porcelain and metal. In the last 30 years, porcelain has become the most widely used. This is due to the fact that porcelain offers more options than metal. Porcelain can be shaped and tinted to match the exact color of the surrounding teeth. This means the dental work will blend in better in the patient’s mouth.

Those patients who are interested in finding out more about porcelain crowns can come to Barnes Dental for more information. Come in today to get the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your care.

Do I Need a Crown?

Those patients with badly eroded teeth, or experiencing tooth decay, can find a viable solution with a crown placement. Teeth can erode and weaken over time. Crowns are designed to strengthen teeth that have significant disease and decay. Porcelain crowns not only improve existing teeth but can be the final step following a dental implant placement, acting as an artificial tooth.

Crown Placement

Most crown placements can be completed in two dental appointments. During the first visit, our office will take x-rays to determine the amount and strength of the jawbone. This is important to ensure the bone structure can support the crown. We will then prepare the oral cavity by removing the diseased tissue. While we assess the situation, we formulate a treatment plan. In some cases, there may need to be other procedures to ensure a successful crown placement. These can include gum grafts, bone grafts, or pocket reduction surgery.

A Crown’s Lifespan

Patients need to continue flossing and brushing twice a day. This not only helps the crown to last longer, but also keeps the rest of the oral cavity healthy. The suggested lifespan of a crown is 10 years however, that can be extended with proper care. Crowns will also be evaluated each time a professional cleaning or examination is done at our office.

Those patients in need of a porcelain crown placement are more than welcome to contact us at Barnes Dental. Simply call this number (971) 441-5520. We offer phone consultations if preferred. Give us a call today.

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Barnes Dental
7325 SW Barnes Rd.,
Portland, OR 97225-6119
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Porcelain Crown • SW Portland
Restore your smile's strength and beauty with porcelain crowns in SW Portland. Achieve durable, natural-looking results. Contact us now!
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