What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a possible solution for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their natural teeth. A crown is essentially an artificial tooth “cap” that is tailored to fit an individual’s mouth and is placed over the tooth. They can be used to alter the shape, strength, size and overall appearance of the tooth.


Why Porcelain Crowns are Important

Do you need porcelain crowns? If you are looking for help from a Madison or Cottage Grove, WI dentist, we can help. Excellence in Dentistry is experienced in placing porcelain tooth colored crowns.

Why Do I Need Porcelain Crowns?

Reasons for obtaining porcelain crowns include:

  • Concealing dental implants
  • Reinforcing a dental bridge
  • Protecting weakened teeth from further damage
  • Restoring damaged teeth
  • Supporting teeth that have been filled and have little tooth left
  • Improving overall appearance of teeth

Are Porcelain Crowns Necessary after a Root Canal?

If you have a root canal, your dentist will ask you about placing a porcelain crown. Porcelain crowns are generally done shortly after a root canal is done and they’re an important part of protecting your tooth.

Because a root canal leaves you with a very thin shell of a tooth, a porcelain crown covers the tooth and protects it. Without it, you could very easily break the tooth. A porcelain crown has an exact fit for you and it is very helpful in preserving your tooth. In fact, it could leave you with teeth that look better than ever. It’s an excellent investment in your oral wellness.

Can Porcelain Crowns be Whitened?

Because porcelain is essentially stain resistant, you should not have to worry about whitening porcelain crowns. However, if the crowns are not properly taken care of or polished, the glaze that is placed on the crown can become porous and can become susceptible to staining. Our team at Excellence in Dentistry is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding proper care and maintenance for porcelain crowns.

Excellence in Dentistry: Madison and Cottage Grove, WI Cosmetic Dentistry and More

At our dentistry office, which serves Cottage Grove, Madison, and surrounding areas, we offer many cosmetic dentistry services as well as preventative dentistry, family dentistry, help for sleep apnea, and more. Talk to us today about a complimentary consultation to discuss your porcelain crowns or other dental health and wellness needs.