The Procedure for a Dental Crown Application, either Zirconia or Porcelain
We will begin with a set of x-rays and then an evaluation of the tooth. This will take us to a discussion regarding our alternatives. When we have confirmed that the root system is stable, we will next make an impression of the tooth and those that surround it, so the dental lab has a roadmap of size and shape. We will next choose a shade of white together to match your natural teeth. Then we will proceed to remove a layer of the enamel, fit you with a temporary crown as we wait a few weeks for the lab to fabricate your new crown. The temporary crown is then removed at the second appointment and we replace with the permanent one. After we approve the fit and shape together, we permanently cement it into place.
The Benefits of using Zirconia for your Dental Crown
A Zirconia crown is an all porcelain crown and is quickly becoming the material of preference. A zirconia crown is considerably stronger, more flexible and has no metal substructure which means it won’t corrode. It also is somewhat translucent like the enamel of our natural teeth.
The Benefits of using Porcelain for your Dental Crown
The traditional dental crown has been porcelain over a metal substructure. This crown can sometimes look better than the original tooth and can last up to 15 years.
The Recovery Process for Your New Dental Crown
It is possible that directly after you have received your new dental crown you might experience some tooth sensitivity. At first you want must look in the mirror and admire your dental crown. We will advise you to consider watching your food and drink. We don’t want to immediately stain that new crown. We also want you to understand that chewing and biting hard food and candy might be hard on that new crown. Then we will discuss how to keep it looking natural and new.
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Scheduling an Evaluation today
Making that phone call today to schedule your evaluation and consultation is the next step. If you are just not happy with your smile, then let’s address the possibility of either a zirconia or porcelain crown together to get your natural smile back and your quality of life that comes with it. We can restore functionality of that tooth and improve the aesthetics of your smile and bring back your self-confidence. Call 815-939-2520 now or visit our office at 498 Brown Blvd., Bourbonnias, IL 60914. The staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental all are terrific listeners and love to please our patients. We are all dedicated to ensuring that you totally understand our plan that we have formulated together and that you will be confident that you will be receiving the highest quality specialized dental care to meet your individual needs.