Do you have damaged or missing teeth? Are you looking for a way to address your worn teeth? Try dental crowns. Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic or zirconium caps that can cover dental implants or natural teeth. Dr. Jennifer Kalochie offers high-quality ceramic dental crown treatment to her patients in Yardley, PA, and the surrounding area.
Tooth crowns are a general dentistry solution that restores the aesthetics and function of the smile. Dr. Kalochie uses porcelain ceramic dental crowns for teeth in the smile line. Porcelain ceramic can be color-matched to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. In addition, zirconium tooth crowns benefit the back teeth because they can withstand the biting forces of the molars. Dr. Kalochie has chosen these materials for their durability, aesthetics, and overall safety when compared to options containing metals.
Dental Crown Treatment in Yardley, PA
Dr. Kalochie works with Synergy Dental Lab in Norfolk, VA, to create high-quality custom dental crowns. First, Dr. Kalochie prepares the teeth by removing a small portion of the tooth enamel. Preparing the teeth does not damage them but ensures that the dental crowns fit correctly. Then, Dr. Kalochie takes dental impressions. She sends these impressions to the dental lab, where technicians create porcelain ceramic or zirconium dental crowns. When the tooth crowns are complete, Dr. Kalochie will ensure they are in the correct shape and size. Then, she will place the dental crowns and polish them for a natural shine.
Dental Crown FAQs
Discover more about dental crowns with answers to these popular questions:
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Our dental crowns are custom-made to fit the needs of each patient. Crowns may also be color-matched to blend in with the rest of the smile. Both zirconium and porcelain ceramic tooth crowns provide durability to the smile. Tooth crowns can also secure dental bridges, cover worn or damaged teeth, or cap off dental implants and implant restorations.
What are inlays and onlays?
Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are similar to dental crowns but address a different part of the tooth. Inlays cover the chewing surface within the tooth cusps or sides. Onlays cover the chewing surface and the dental cusps. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate restorations that dentists make to apply to each tooth. Inlays and onlays are also typically made of porcelain or composite resin.
How long do dental crowns last?
Tooth crowns typically last 15 to 30 years with the proper care. To ensure that your dental crowns last, gently brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Additionally, use non-abrasive toothpaste to keep the dental crowns intact. Directly after receiving your tooth crowns, stick to a soft diet and do not eat or drink anything that can easily stain your new restorations.
Restore Your Teeth Today
Do you want to strengthen your smile? Receive dental crown treatment in our office today. Call 267.592.3552 for an appointment. You can also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Kalochie online. Please let Dr. Kalochie know if you have further questions or concerns about treatment at your next dental visit. She will always be happy to help.