Can Porcelain Crowns Improve My Smile?

Give your smile the crowning touch with a long-lasting porcelain crown.

When you hear the word “crown” you may automatically think of a golden object that is placed on the head of royalty; however, this isn’t the kind of crown we’re talking about. A dental crown is a porcelain object that our Honolulu, HI, cosmetic dentist Dr. Wynn Okuda places over a tooth when it is weak or damaged. And no, you don’t have to be royalty in order to benefit from getting a porcelain crown. Here are the top three ways in which this dental restoration could benefit your smile,

A stronger, fully functional tooth

The main purpose of a dental crown is to place this custom restoration over a tooth to not only protect the tooth but also provide a strong, durable outer layer to be able to restore chewing and biting. Crowns are used to rebuild and restrengthen teeth that are severely damaged due to decay, infection or traumatic injury. A crown will restore function back into your smile and prevent further damage.

A more beautiful smile

While porcelain crowns are typically used for restorative purposes it’s also important to note that they offer cosmetic benefits, too. For example, maybe your damaged tooth is also severely discolored or misshapen. These esthetic issues can definitely hurt your appearance and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. The good news is that a crown can be placed over these cosmetically flawed teeth to improve their overall shape, color and size.

A restoration that looks real

We know how important it is to have a restoration that not only restores your tooth but also enhances and improves your appearance. This is where it’s important to find a dentist that you trust. For nearly three decades, our Honolulu, HI, dentist has been crafting and placing thousands of porcelain crowns and other dental restorations. There is a reason Dr. Okuda is one of the Top 70 Dentists in the World! So, rest assured that you will receive a dental crown that looks just like a real tooth and will provide your damaged tooth with the strength and resilience it needs for many years.

If you have questions about getting porcelain crowns from our world-class Honolulu dentist and his team, don’t hesitate to call (808) 734-1099 to schedule a consultation. Whether you are looking for restorative, cosmetic or general dentistry, we offer a full range of services to meet your smile needs.