Porcelain Dental Crowns

Porcelain Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps made from porcelain material placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They provide a durable and natural-looking solution for teeth that are severely damaged, weakened, or aesthetically compromised.

Porcelain crowns blend in seamlessly with natural teeth, enhancing smile aesthetics, improving bite function, and protecting the underlying tooth structure from further damage or decay. Additionally, porcelain crowns can help restore confidence and self-esteem by rejuvenating the smile's appearance and promoting oral health and well-being. 

The Applications of Porcelain Dental Crowns 

Repairing Damaged Teeth 

Porcelain dental crowns are commonly used by our dentists in South Plainfield, NJ, to repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, or fractured due to trauma or injury. Crowns encase the damaged tooth entirely and restore its shape, size, and strength, preventing further damage and preserving its natural structure. 

Crowns provide durable and long-lasting protection for weakened teeth, allowing individuals to chew and bite confidently without fear of breakage or further damage. 

Restoring Decayed Teeth 

Teeth affected by extensive decay or cavities may require more than a traditional filling to restore health and function. Porcelain dental crowns offer a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for restoring decayed teeth. Crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line, sealing out bacteria and preventing further decay while restoring the tooth's natural appearance and function. 

Strengthening Weakened Teeth 

Teeth weakened by large fillings, root canal therapy, or excessive wear may benefit from the added strength and support of porcelain dental crowns. Crowns help reinforce weakened teeth, reducing the risk of fracture or breakage and prolonging their lifespan. They distribute biting forces evenly across the tooth, reducing stress on the underlying structure and preserving its integrity. 

Enhancing Aesthetics 

Porcelain dental crowns in South Plainfield, NJ, are preferred for their lifelike appearance and natural translucency, making them ideal for restoring the smile's aesthetics. Crowns can be custom-made to match adjacent teeth' color, shape, and size, ensuring a seamless and harmonious result. Crowns can also improve the appearance of teeth affected by discoloration, stains, or irregularities, resulting in a more attractive and confident smile. 

Supporting Dental Implants 

Dental crowns are commonly used to restore missing teeth supported by dental implants. Implant-supported crowns provide a stable and long-lasting solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics. 

Crowns attached to dental implants closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function, allowing individuals to enjoy a complete and functional smile. Contact us today to learn more!

The Procedure for Porcelain Dental Crowns 

Preparation of the Tooth 

The first step in the process involves preparing the affected tooth to accommodate the crown. This usually entails removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth's surface to make room for the crown. In cases where the tooth is severely damaged or decayed, additional shaping may be necessary to ensure a proper fit for the crown.

Once the tooth is prepared, impressions or digital scans are taken by our dentist at Park Avenue Dental to create a custom-made crown that matches the size, shape, and color of the natural teeth. 

Fabrication of the Crown 

The porcelain crown is fabricated based on precise specifications, using the impressions or digital scans as a guide. Porcelain is chosen for its natural appearance and durability, closely mimicking the color and translucency of natural tooth enamel.

The dental technician carefully crafts the crown during this process to achieve a precise fit and aesthetic match with the surrounding teeth. Temporary crowns may be placed on the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being fabricated, ensuring protection and functionality in the interim. 

Placement of the Crown 

Once the permanent porcelain crown is ready, the patient returns to the dental office for placement. The temporary crown, if present, is removed, and the fit and appearance of the permanent crown are evaluated. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure proper alignment and bite function.

Once the patient and dentist are satisfied with the fit and appearance, the porcelain crown is permanently bonded to the prepared tooth using dental cement or adhesive. With the crown securely in place, the restoration is complete, restoring the tooth's strength, function, and aesthetics for long-term oral health and confidence. 

The Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns 

Natural Look

Porcelain crowns resemble natural teeth, blending in seamlessly with the smile for a natural and lifelike result. Their ability to mimic natural enamel translucency and color variations ensures a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing smile. 


Porcelain is a biocompatible material that is well-tolerated by the body, making it suitable for patients with sensitivities or allergies to metal. Porcelain crowns offer a safe and comfortable restoration option that promotes optimal oral health and function. 


Porcelain crowns are highly resistant to staining and discoloration, maintaining their bright and natural appearance over time. Unlike natural tooth enamel, porcelain does not absorb pigments from food, beverages, or tobacco, ensuring a radiant and vibrant smile. 


Porcelain crowns are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the patient's natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and harmonious smile. Advanced digital technology allows for precise color-matching and shading, enabling the dental laboratory to create crowns that blend in seamlessly with the surrounding dentition.

Porcelain dental crowns offer a winning combination of aesthetics, strength, and durability, making them an excellent choice for restoring and enhancing smiles. If you're considering porcelain crowns to address dental issues or improve your smile, visit Park Avenue Dental at 160 Oak Tree Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080, or call (908) 757-3200 to explore your options and embark on the journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile.


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