Complete Your Smile with a Porcelain Crown
Dr. Donald Tucker offers customized dental crowns at his practice in Buffalo, NY, to complete your smile. If you have a damaged tooth due to injury or decay, a customized crown can reinforce and protect it, allowing you to chew and talk comfortably again. Our practice uses materials sourced in the United States to ensure high quality, long-lasting results. Dr. Tucker is an experienced dentist who believes in using advanced technology and treatments and taking continuing education courses to keep current on dental trends.
What Are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are sturdy restorations, or caps, that completely cover and protect a damaged tooth. Teeth that have been compromised by cracks, chips, or cavities are more susceptible to bacterial build-up and decay, which can spread to your healthy teeth and gums if left untreated.
A porcelain crown is customized to blend with your smile in terms of color, shape, and grooves. When cemented in place, the crown will fully cap your cleaned tooth, sealing and protecting it from further decay while also allowing you to eat and speak comfortably.
Candidacy Details for Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are a good solution for patients at our practice in need of tooth repair. Since the purpose of a dental crown is to cap a tooth, patients who need to extract or replace a tooth would benefit from other procedures. While minor cavities can be cleaned and filled, porcelain crowns are beneficial when the tooth requires more than just a filling. Porcelain crowns are also used with dental implants or to conceal a significantly stained tooth that does not improve after whitening treatments. In addition, porcelain crowns are often included in full-mouth reconstruction treatment.
Procedure and Maintenance
If you and Dr. Tucker determine that a porcelain crown is the best option for you, then you will move on to the next step, which is designing a personalized treatment plan. After a comprehensive visual and digital examination of your gums and teeth, Dr. Tucker will review your x-rays with you. Next, he will remove all decay from the damaged site and clean the treatment area. If he needs to reshape the adjacent teeth to make room for your crown, he will do this first, before taking impressions.
A porcelain crown is simple to maintain and should last for many years.
With our advanced digital technology, we can take high-quality images of your teeth and bite. Our partner lab then creates your customized crown to match your smiles' shade, bite, and natural grooves. Dr. Tucker uses only high quality materials from the United States to ensure long-lasting, durable solutions for his patients. Once your porcelain crown is ready, we will complete a final cleaning of the treatment site before cementing your restoration in place.
Dr. Tucker will make sure that the fit and bite are comfortable for you, making any necessary adjustments. A crown is simple to maintain and should last for many years. Since they do wear down eventually, a good oral hygiene routine is important for continued benefits. Fortunately, regular brushing, careful flossing, and regular dental cleanings and check-ups help prevent most issues.
Schedule Your Appointment
Porcelain crowns are a versatile treatment option, whether you want to conceal a discolored tooth, reinforce and protect a damaged tooth, or need a durable restoration with dental implants. We also offer porcelain crowns as part of full-mouth reconstruction. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, contact our dental practice today.