Unlike the excitement children experience after losing a tooth, most adults feel frustrated and embarrassed at the loss of a tooth. Instead of looking forward to a visit from the tooth fairy, they know a trip to the dentist is in order. Though there are a number of ways to complete a smile, through restorative dentistry, porcelain crowns are often an integral part of the process. Because of porcelain’s strength and customizability, it makes an ideal choice for both esthetic and functional restoration.
What Makes Porcelain Special?
Dental porcelain is a highly praised material for restorative procedures, because of both its strength and its ability to mimic the look of natural teeth. Through the use of dental implants or bridges, porcelain crowns can help to drastically improve a smile that has suffered tooth loss.
The material is stain-resistant and chip-resistant, similar to teeth’s natural enamel. In fact, it is approximately 90 percent as strong as your own enamel.
Porcelain is capable of being molded to look like your other teeth, in size, shape, and shade. Its translucent qualities mean it will even match the natural sheen of your teeth, so that once completed, your smile will look beautiful and life-like!
What Is the Process Involved In Getting a Crown?
We will have your porcelain crown custom-crafted for you, after an initial consultation and careful measurement of your teeth. But in the meantime, we will fit you with a temporary crown, to help maintain your teeth’s alignment until your custom crown arrives.
About Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist:
Aside from providing dependable family, general, and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (847) 234-0517.