Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that are used to strengthen and restore a damaged tooth or replace a lost tooth. The porcelain closely resembles dental enamel and is highly stain resistant, making it a popular material choice for crowns. The ceramic is strong and durable, and when properly cared for, it can last for many years. Our Santa Clara cosmetic dentist can use crowns for restorative and cosmetic purposes to perfect and improve your smile.
While porcelain is resistant to stains, good dental hygiene is needed to keep it looking and functioning its best. Carefully brush and floss daily paying special attention to the border between the crown and the tooth. If your teeth have a tendency to stain, you may want to take additional precautions to protect your teeth and your restorations. Reduce or eliminate stain-causing substances from your diet and lifestyle. This can include heavy coffee or wine consumption, smoking and similar habits. Good dental hygiene is critical along with routine dental checkups and professional cleanings. Call us today to learn more about crowns or to schedule an appointment with our porcelain crown dentist in Santa Clara.