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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Porcelain Crowns

Patient Care

Porcelain Crowns

When teeth are damaged due to injury or decay, porcelain crowns can be used to repair them. Crowns slip over the damaged tooth like a jacket. They can restore strength to cracked teeth and cover significant areas of decay. All porcelain crowns can be matched to the original color of the teeth so they look completely natural. In addition to the structural benefits of crowns, they can also be used for purely cosmetic reasons -- to reshape, recolor, or realign a person's teeth.

In just two visits, your porcelain crowns can be placed on your teeth at our practice. During your first visit, your tooth will be trimmed to make room for the crown. An impression of your prepared tooth is taken so that your crown can be custom made. During your second appointment, the custom-made crown is bonded onto your tooth, creating a more beautiful look and strong structure that looks and feels like a natural tooth. With the proper care, your porcelain crown should last long into the future.