Porcelain dental crowns are a truly effective treatment option when a tooth needs reinforcement and protection from being weakened. A tooth that has been weakened by advanced decay or has undergone pulp therapy needs this protection and support to avoid extraction. As offered by Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano and her associate, Dr. Saumya Ram in San Jose, California, a porcelain crown service will allow your smile to retain full functionality for daily activities such as chewing.
Dental crowns can be made from several materials, but porcelain is one of the most widely used today. There are several situations where a dental crown may be recommended. Let us look at some of these.
A porcelain crown will likely become necessary when a tooth experiences enough decay that around half the tooth needs to be removed for a large filling to be put in place. Removing this much of the tooth weakens it, making it prone to fracture. To minimize this risk, a porcelain dental crown can be put over the tooth to protect it.
Porcelain crowns are used to repair badly cracked or broken teeth. When the tooth’s original structure is no longer strong enough to withstand biting pressure, placing a crown over the tooth for protection will prevent further damage and save the tooth. The crack in the tooth can be filled, but it can continue to spread if a crown is not put into place to strengthen the tooth.
When it is determined that your tooth needs to undergo pulpal therapy, the result is that your tooth will be hollowed out of the infected inner pulp. This leaves your tooth incredibly weak, and this is where a porcelain crown comes in. Placing a crown over a tooth that has undergone a root canal will provide the strength and protection necessary for the tooth to remain in place and restore its original function.
Dr. Natalie Provenzano
Dr. Saumya Ram
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