What’s the Procedure for Getting a Porcelain Dental Crown?
The process involves two visits to our El Segundo office. During the first visit, you’ll have a consultation with the dentist to make sure that a porcelain dental crown is right for you. We’ll then prepare the tooth and take an impression of it to create the porcelain dental crown. Before you leave, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it.
The impression will be sent to a specialized dental laboratory that will custom make your porcelain crown. When it’s ready, it’ll be sent back to the office. You’ll return to have the temporary crown removed and get the permanent crown placed.
How Do I Care for a Porcelain Dental Crown?
Caring for your porcelain dental crown is simple. Follow your ordinary oral hygiene routine and visit the El Segundo office twice a year for your regular checkups. That’s it!
How Long Do Porcelain Dental Crowns Last?
Some porcelain dental crowns never need to be replaced, but on average a porcelain dental crown will last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. If you are at an increased risk of breaking a crown (due to nighttime tooth grinding or other reasons), ask your dentist about ways to protect your porcelain dental crown.