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Porcelain Crowns

Close up 3D rendering of a shaved down tooth being capped with a porcelain dental crownPorcelain crowns have been one of the most common solutions to fixing the look and function of a tooth that has been damaged. If a tooth is left damaged it could lead to larger issues in the future. If you considering getting a porcelain dental crown, the dentists at All Star Dental & Implant Center will be able to help you determine if you are the right fit.

How Do Porcelain Crowns Work?

Similar to most types of crown fittings, the procedure starts with the cleaning and reshaping of your tooth. During the shaping process, the dentist will taper your tooth slightly, allowing a tight but comfortable fit of the crown.

Next, an impression will be taken of your tooth using dental putty. This will be the mold that your crown will be made from. The mold will be sent to a lab for the crown to be made. During this process, your dentist will place a temporary crown for the two or three weeks until your custom crown comes in.

When the office receives the crown back from the lab, they will let you know and schedule an appointment for you to come to get it set. Your dentist will start by filing your tooth a little bit to create a rough surface, helping the crown stick to the tooth. Once the dentist has found the perfect fitting, they will set it in place with some dental cement.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Our teeth are naturally translucent and porcelain crowns are the only type of crown that provides a similar translucency. If you are allergic to certain types of metals, porcelain is a great option because it will not cause any kind of reaction. With a porcelain crown, you can even have an alignment or a form correction if you need it.

The process to create the porcelain crown for your tooth is extremely time-consuming, taking anywhere from two to three weeks for the process to be completed. A porcelain crown is also a little on the expensive side compared to some other options for tooth repair. This type of crown is also more likely to break and crack due to being less durable.

What is the Cost for Porcelain Crowns?

Porcelain crowns are more expensive than metal crowns, but the natural look they provide will definitely make the price worth it. Pricing will vary depending on the location, experience of the doctor, and how much work your tooth will require for preparation. The average cost for a porcelain crown will be a minimum of $1,500.

Crown Care

Depending on how well you take care of your porcelain crown, it can last from five to fifteen years. You don’t need to take care of your crown in any special way, but it is important to treat it as a normal tooth. You will need to brush your teeth twice a day, use an antibacterial mouthwash, and floss to protect the tooth under the crown from decay and keep your gums safe from gum disease. If you are looking for advice on getting a porcelain crown, contact All Star Dental & Implant Center at (808) 808-1606 to make an appointment discussing your options.

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All Star Dental & Implant Center
1003 Bishop St Suite 393,
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Porcelain Crowns Honolulu HI
Restore your smile with porcelain crowns from All Star Dental & Implant Center in Honolulu, HI. Durable, natural-looking results. Schedule your appointment today!
Dr. Jeremy Yoo, 1003 Bishop St Suite 393, Honolulu, HI 96813, (808) 808-1606,, 6/3/2024, Associated Words: dentist Honolulu HI,