When a tooth is damaged, decaying, or undergoing a restorative procedure such as a root canal, the top priority is to prevent the loss of the tooth. A porcelain crown can be used to restore the tooth’s function while also protecting what remains of the tooth. A porcelain veneer has a similarly natural look but is typically used cosmetically to restore or improve the appearance of a tooth.
When a porcelain crown or veneer is needed, typically the tooth will need to be reduced in size to accommodate. The dentist will make a cast and impression of the tooth. Then you may receive a temporary crown until the permanent crown or veneer is made based on the impression of your tooth. With good, continuing dental care, your porcelain crown or veneer can last many years.
As Texarkana’s Top Rated Local® dentist, Dr. Andrew Curry’s experience and know-how will improve the health and beauty of your smile. Contact us today for your next dental appointment!