Learn about porcelain crowns in Marrero, LA
Whether you have damaged teeth or want a more uniform look to your smile, dental crowns can help. A porcelain crown is designed to replace the exterior of your tooth for a natural, fully functional look. Smile In Style, Diem Do DDS in Marrero, LA, offers porcelain crowns to treat a variety of issues.
Who needs dental crowns?
Porcelain crowns are the go-to treatment option for severe tooth decay or damaged tooth enamel. If night-time clenching or grinding has compromised your tooth structure, or you are dealing with severe decay, a porcelain crown can save you from losing your tooth permanently. This will protect you from bone loss and help maintain the shape of your jaw.
Like veneers, some people choose dental crowns purely for cosmetic reasons. A porcelain crown is much thicker and can withstand more bite force than a veneer, but your tooth will require more preparation. At Smile In Style, Diem Do DDS, we can help you determine if a dental crown is the right choice to change the appearance of your teeth.
What to expect during your procedure
During your appointment, Dr. Do will numb your tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. He will use a dental drill and a bur to remove the top and sides of your tooth to make room for the crown. In cases of severe tooth decay, he may have to create a foundation.
Next, an impression of the tooth will be created and sent to a lab for fabrication. In the meantime, you will go home with a temporary crown to protect your tooth. Once your crown is ready, you return to the office, and Dr. Do will remove the temporary crown and bond the permanent one to your tooth. The bond will take a few hours to cure, and you will want to wait before you eat chewy or hard foods.
Maintaining your dental crown is no different than your regular routine. With proper care, they should last at least five years, and in many cases do not need a replacement for 15 years. Contact us at our office in Marrero, LA, to learn more about porcelain crowns, or set up a consultation. We serve the communities of Marrero, Harvey, Gretna, Westwego, New Orleans, Avondale, Metairie, Kenner, and Lafitte.