Dental Crowns (Porcelain)

What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a restoration that helps to cover a compromised tooth. A tooth is considered compromised when it’s broken, fractured, cracked, has had a root canal or if it has a large filling. Crowns are made to mimic the look and feel of real teeth. They’re ideal for patients who want to maintain a healthy smile without the sharp and uncomfortable feeling that comes with having a broken or fractured tooth.

Why are Porcelain Dental Crowns needed?

Crowns can last for many years and provide you with a full smile that not only looks great, but improves oral functioning. Most people will need at least one crown at some point in their lives. Some of the reasons we may recommend a porcelain crown include:

  • A tooth has cracked, broken or fractured
  • You’ve recently had a root canal
  • A tooth has a large amount of filling in it
  • An implant was just placed and has healed

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Who is a good candidate for Porcelain Dental Crowns?

We will perform an examination to determine if you’ll need a crown. Most people are good candidates for crowns because they’re simple to make and place. The procedure takes about an hour in our office, and you’ll return to have the permanent crown put into place once it’s been made for you. Crowns are matched perfectly to the rest of your smile so that they blend in well.

What occurs during the procedure for Porcelain Dental Crowns?

We administer local anesthetic to the area to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We then file down the tooth to make a stable foundation for your new crown. Impressions are then taken of the area and used to make a temporary and permanent crown. The first appointment involves you going home with the temporary crown in place and you’ll be required to return to have it removed. The temporary is then removed and the permanent crown is put firmly in place to correct your smile.

If you suspect that you might need a dental crown and want to come in for a consultation, contact us today and we can help to get you in for an appointment.


Here at Confident Smiles, we practice all CDC and OSHA standards of infection control on a daily basis, even prior to this virus. We treat everything to the highest standards for our patient’s and employee’s safety. 

We are able to see ALL patients at this time. 

We clean everything with hospital level disinfectants as part of our standard protocol and we sterilize all of our instruments. The handwashing protocol advised by the CDC is routine for us. We feel safe enough to continue to stay open and care for our patients since we always practice disease prevention as advised by OSHA and the CDC. As per our standard policy, sick patients will NOT be seen to protect all involved in their dental care. 

We have added the following precautions to our daily protocol

  • Patient phone screening questions about current symptoms illness and/or recent travel
  • Usage of hand sanitizer for every patient who enters the office
  • Daily employee screening questions about current symptoms of illness 

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