| Recreating a Damaged Tooth
Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns (or caps) are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but can restore both the function and the beauty of your smile.
In this process, the porcelain is closely matched to the color of your natural teeth for the most appealing result possible. The process results in the restoration of the teeth to an optimal size and shape. When in place, your porcelain crown can strengthen and protect weak or damaged teeth.
Dr. Cash may recommend receiving a porcelain crown for one or more of the following reasons:
- TO REPAIR teeth that are broken, decayed, or fractured
- TO REPLACE large or fractured fillings
- TO PROTECT a tooth that has recently had root canal therapy
- TO ENHANCE the beauty of your smile.