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Revive Your Smile with Porcelain Dental Crowns

A bright, healthy smile is a crucial aspect of one’s appearance and overall well-being. Unfortunately, several factors like injury, decay, or genetics can damage teeth, which can impact the functionality and aesthetics of one’s smile. In such cases, dental crowns can be an excellent solution to restore teeth and provide a confident, beautiful smile. 

Among the most popular types of dental crowns are porcelain dental crowns, known for their durability and natural-looking appearance. At Briglia Dental Group, skilled West Chester cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ron Briglia, provides high-quality porcelain dental crowns customized to match the color, shape, and size of one’s natural teeth.

Looking to fix those chips and cracks on your teeth? Ask your doctor about Veneers!

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Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

What Are Porcelain Dental Crowns?

Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over damaged, decayed, or discolored teeth to restore their appearance and function. These crowns are made of high-quality ceramic material that closely resembles the natural color and texture of teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Porcelain crowns are a popular choice for people looking to improve the appearance of their smile because they can effectively cover up imperfections and give the teeth a more uniform look. They are also highly durable and can last for up to 15 years or more with proper care.

Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns 

Porcelain dental crowns offer numerous benefits, including:

    • Natural-Looking Appearance: Porcelain crowns are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, giving you a seamless, beautiful smile. Porcelain is also more natural looking than other materials because it’s translucent and mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel.
  • Durability: Porcelain crowns are made of a high-quality ceramic material designed to withstand everyday wear and tear, making them a long-lasting solution for restoring damaged teeth.
  • Stain Resistance: Porcelain is resistant to stains, so your smile will stay whiter longer.
  • Versatility: Porcelain crowns can be used to address a variety of dental issues, including chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. They can also be used as anchors for dental bridges or as restorations for dental implants
  • Easy Maintenance: Porcelain crowns can be cared for just like natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.

Porcelain Dental Crown Candidacy

Porcelain crowns are an excellent option for individuals who have damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth that cannot be restored or improved with simpler treatments such as dental bonding, inlays and onlays, or teeth whitening. A good candidate for porcelain crowns is someone who has:

  • Cracked, broken, or severely decayed teeth
  • A tooth with a large filling that needs to be replaced
  • A tooth that has undergone a root canal
  • Discolored or stained teeth that cannot be whitened
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Gaps or spacing issues

Not everyone is a good candidate for porcelain crowns. People who have significant gum disease, decay or infection around the tooth, or an insufficient amount of healthy tooth structure may not be eligible for dental crowns. In such cases, your dentist may recommend other options such as dental implants or bridges during your initial consultation.

The Porcelain Dental Crowns Process

The process of getting porcelain crowns typically involves several steps, including initial consultation and exam, design, preparation, and placement. Here’s what you can usually expect:

Initial Consultation & Exam

During your initial consultation with Dr. Briglia at Briglia Dental Group, he’ll examine your teeth and take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage to your tooth. Your dentist will also discuss the benefits and potential risks of porcelain crowns with you, as well as answer any questions you may have about the procedure. 


If a dental crown is deemed necessary, your dentist will prepare the damaged tooth by removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the crown. If you’re feeling nervous, we can provide sedation dentistry options to keep you relaxed. We’ll then take impressions of your teeth to create a mold used to make your custom crown. 

Once your dental impressions are taken, Dr. Briglia will work with a dental lab to design your custom dental crown. Your crown will be customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result.


While you wait for your permanent crown to be made, your cosmetic dentist may place a temporary crown over the prepared tooth to protect it from further damage. It is important to be careful with the temporary crown and avoid eating sticky or hard foods that could dislodge it.

Dental Crown Placement

Once your permanent porcelain crown is ready, you will return to Briglia Dental Group. During this appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent one over the prepared tooth. They will carefully check the fit and color of the crown, making any necessary adjustments before permanently cementing it into place.

Porcelain Dental Crowns Maintenance

Porcelain crowns are an excellent investment in your dental health and can last for many years with proper care. Here are some essential tips for maintaining your porcelain dental crowns:

Brush and Floss Regularly

Just like your natural teeth, porcelain crowns require regular brushing and flossing to keep them clean and free from bacteria. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.

Avoid Hard Foods

Porcelain crowns are durable, but they can still crack or chip if subjected to excessive force. Avoid chewing on hard foods like ice, hard candy, or nuts, as they can damage your dental crowns.

Wear a Mouthguard

If you play sports or grind your teeth at night, wear a mouthguard to protect your dental crowns from damage.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Regular dental checkups are crucial to maintaining the health and longevity of your porcelain dental crowns. Your cosmetic dentist can monitor the condition of your dental crowns and identify any issues early on.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your porcelain dental crowns last for many years and keep your smile looking beautiful and healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Porcelain dental crowns can last for up to 15 to 30 years with proper care, but their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene, diet, and other habits. Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly to ensure your porcelain dental crowns last as long as they can.
Porcelain dental crowns are custom-made to match the color and texture of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. Overall, porcelain dental crowns are a great option for restoring damaged or decayed teeth while maintaining a natural-looking smile.
The process of getting porcelain dental crowns is not usually painful, as it involves numbing the tooth and surrounding area with local anesthesia. We also provide sedation to patients who need help relaxing and staying pain-free. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Porcelain dental crowns can be replaced if they become damaged or worn out. However, the process of replacing a crown involves removing the existing crown, which may require additional tooth structure removal.

Call Today & Boost Your Smile With Porcelain Crowns

If you’re looking to enhance your smile and restore the appearance and function of damaged teeth, porcelain crowns are an excellent solution. Briglia Dental Group, located in West Chester, PA, offers top-quality porcelain crowns customized to match the color and texture of your natural teeth. 

With an experienced and skilled dentist like Dr. Ron Briglia, personalized care, state-of-the-art technology, and a comfortable environment, you can trust Briglia Dental Group to provide you with exceptional dental care and beautiful results. Contact our West Chester dental office today by dialing (610) 615 0160 if you’re a new patient or (610) 692 4440 if you’re an existing patient to schedule your appointment and start your journey towards a confident, healthy smile. We serve new and returning patients from West Chester and surrounding areas such as Chester Springs, Exton, Broomall, and Chadds Ford, PA.

Dr. Ron Briglia at Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.

Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.

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