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Porcelain crowns, also known as dental crowns, are a type of dental restoration that is used to cover and protect a damaged or decayed tooth. In cases when root canal treatment is performed, a crown can protect the tooth from further damage now that the nerve tissues is removed from the tooth. Porcelain crowns are made of a strong, durable material, such as porcelain or ceramic, and are custom-made to fit over the existing tooth.
Porcelain crowns are typically recommended for teeth that are severely decayed or damaged, or for teeth that have had a root canal treatment. They can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored.
The process of getting a porcelain crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth will be prepared by removing any decay or damaged tissue. An impression of the tooth will then be taken and used to create the crown.
During the second visit, the crown will be fitted and bonded to the tooth using a special adhesive. The process is usually quick and painless, and the crown should feel and function like a natural tooth once it is in place.