Porcelain Crowns

Cosmetic dentistry includes an array of dental procedures to enhance the appearance of your teeth, gums, or bite. It focuses on improving dental aesthetics - color, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile appearance. From teeth whitening to dental implants, the field of cosmetic dentistry is vast and offers numerous solutions to achieve your perfect smile.

Crowns 101

A dental crown is a restorative process in which a tooth or tooth implant is completely covered or capped by a special material that looks like your natural tooth.

This helps to protect the underlying tooth and provides a chewing surface that functions as a normal tooth.

Crowns are also aesthetically pleasing since patients generally don’t tend to notice a difference between their crown and their natural teeth.

Before and after

When A Crown Is Needed

While your dentist will let you know the specifics of needing a crown, there are some general conditions in which a crown might be the best option which are:

  • Missing or misshapen teeth

  • Discolored teeth

  • A tooth that has had a root canal

  • Large broken fillings

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth

  • Decayed teeth

If you have any of these conditions, you may want to speak with your dentist to see if crowns are a good option for you. If they are, you should then inquire about the process of installing the crown to find out if your dentist has the appropriate skills and technology to complete a natural-looking crown.


Natural-looking crowns are possible because of advances in technology and the availability of tools at your dentist’s local office. Being able to fit and construct a natural-looking crown offers great benefits to the patient and the establishment. If you are considering a crown, contact your dentist today to review your options.


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