As with anything in the dental world the customer is always, weary. No one is thrilled when they have to go to the dentist, but going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a negative experience. With new technology constantly coming out dentists are finding more practical ways to help their patients achieve what they want out of their smile. One of these new and painless ways are porcelain dental crowns. Even with new techniques a lot of patients are very worried about porcelain dental crowns. Here are a few misconceptions, and answers.
They Don’t Look Natural
This comes up all the time. I will even hear it in the waiting office. Porcelain dental crowns do in fact look natural. Actually, that is why they use porcelain! It is because of its natural look to a regular tooth that makes this is one of the most highly recommended procedures when getting a crown. It is almost indistinguishable from a normal healthy tooth.
The Procedure Hurts
You will not feel any pain during the procedure. The area is numbed and the dentist will use the most updated tools to make sure the process goes smoothly. Several appointments will be necessary in order to get the entire procedure done. If picking up the phone is painful then I guess you could say the procedure hurts. They break easily While porcelain isn’t as strong as a metal tooth it isn’t going to break as easily as you may think. A porcelain crown is meant to last you a very long time. The durability of porcelain can be compared to stone. Which means, it is very durable. Porcelain is nearly impossible to stain or scratch, and it is easy to maintain. Your porcelain dental crown will look very natural and you should be excited to have a big beautiful smile.