Porcelain crowns are natural-looking covers that fit over the teeth and conceal severely cracked, discolored, injured, or chipped tooth. Porcelain crowns are a viable option when damage to one’s teeth is extensive and teeth are ostensibly beyond repair. Porcelain crowns are an excellent option for recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth. They are also an option for people who are heavy clenchers and teeth grinders.
Typical situations for application of porcelain crown include extreme tooth decay, broken tooth, large filling or when there is not much of a tooth structure remaining. In these situations, use of porcelain crown can be a highly effective means for repairing severe dental problems and restoring one’s smile. A key benefit of using porcelain crowns is that there will be no more “gray holes” near the gum. Another benefit of porcelain crown is that it is biocompatible thus reducing the risk of allergic reactions.