Porcelain crowns are used to restore a tooth by using natural looking and feeling materials. They are generally used when damage or decay is so extensive that filling materials won’t be a strong enough restoration.
Crowns are placed over a damaged tooth in order to restore strength by reinforcing the underlying natural tissue. A dental crown restores functionality by allowing bite pressure similar to that of natural teeth.
When are porcelain crowns needed?
The placement of a porcelain crown might be for a variety of reasons, but will generally fall within these categories:
- To restore a tooth to its original shape
- To strengthen a tooth (especially after a root canal treatment)
- To improve cosmetic appearance of a tooth