How Are Porcelain Crowns Placed?
At Gardena Dental Care, porcelain crowns are placed over two visits.
During the first visit, the tooth being covered is first thoroughly cleaned. An impression of the tooth is then created and sent to a dental lab where the impression is used to craft your custom crown. The dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready in a few weeks.
Once ready, the permanent crown is then placed on your second visit.
How Do You Maintain Porcelain Crowns?
A good oral care routine is necessary to keep decay and gum disease away from your natural tooth underneath the crown. Our dentists recommend that you brush and floss twice a day, giving special attention to the gum line.
How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?
Porcelain crowns can last anywhere between 5 – 25 years, depending on how well they are taken care of. They are not cavity resistant and require the same maintenance as your natural teeth.
By brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist for regular six-month checkups, porcelain crowns will stay in top condition. Some have lasted up to 30 years!