Get the Smile You Want with Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
When it comes to needing porcelain crowns, tooth caps, and other cosmetic dentistry services, Hawkins Family Dental offers over 30 years of experience.
We specialize in fully assessing the unique needs of our patients and helping in acquiring porcelain crowns (caps) for their teeth. Our practice centers on establishing personalized relationships with all of our patients so we can provide honest and professional recommendations.
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain crowns, tooth caps, or any other form of cosmetic dentistry, contact Hawkins Family Dental of Gainesville, Georgia using our online form or calling (770)-536-1229.
Are Porcelain Crowns Right for You?
At Hawkins Family Dental, we focus on educating our patients so they can pursue the best course of action for their dental care. Below we offer some insights to determine whether or not porcelain crowns are right for you.
A porcelain dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic dentistry modification
Porcelain crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). However, a higher level of wear to the crown occurs with the porcelain type compared to metal or resin crowns. The crown’s porcelain portion can also chip or break off, so it’s important to mindful when chewing hard objects.
In addition to ceramic crowns, porcelain crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.