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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Porcelain Crowns (Caps) - Newmarket dentists by Woo Dental

Porcelain crowns or ceramic crowns can give you that shiny smile you deserve. Crowns are fixed prosthetics that are cemented onto the natural teeth. They are used to cover fractured or chipped surfaces. Crowns also help strengthen or fix the alignment of your teeth. 

There are a variety of options for crowns, but porcelain crowns or porcelain caps are possibly the most natural-looking and last the longest. Porcelain crowns are usually the next procedure your dentist will suggest when fillings just won’t cut it.

Porcelain crown vs veneers

Some may mistake porcelain crowns for veneers. To the untrained eye, there might not be any visible difference. A porcelain crown is mainly there to stengthen fractured teeth. Veneers on the other hand, while also made from porcelain, are purely for aesthetic purposes. Veneers are also thinner and don’t really help​ to strengthen the tooth.

Porcelain crowns are custom made by molding an impression of your teeth. Your dentist will typically give you a temporary crown which will stay on for about two weeks. This gives them time to customize your porcelain crown so that it fits on your tooth seamlessly.

If you’re experiencing pain on a tooth, you might need a filling or a crown. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with your Newmarket dentist today.

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