Quiz: Restoring Your Smile with Porcelain Crowns


What happens when you chip or fracture a tooth? What about when advanced tooth decay hinders the dental health of your smile? To restore your smile once again to optimal health and function, you may benefit from the placement of a porcelain crown. Made from esthetically pleasing porcelain, our dental crowns offer natural looking and long lasting restoration.

Porcelain Crown Quiz

1. True or False: Crowns fit over the visible portion of your tooth.

2. True or False: Crowns address a number of dental health issues.

3. True or False: Porcelain offers lifelike restoration.

4. True or False: Crowns take about two visits to place.

Answer Key

1. True. A dental crown protects the remaining tooth structure while preventing further decay or infection. Crowns return function and offer natural looking restoration. If you have any questions about our porcelain crowns, please contact our office today.

2. True. Crowns can be used to repair cavities or cracks in the tooth. Crowns restore teeth following root canal procedures and can help replace missing teeth by anchoring dental bridges into place and topping dental implants. Crowns also have cosmetic capabilities, repairing misshapen teeth and masking permanent discoloration.

3. True. Porcelain offers a translucent appearance that reflects light in a similar manner as natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also a strong material, providing quality restoration for the teeth near the front of the mouth.

4. True. First, the tooth receiving the crown will be prepared. This involves removing a small portion of tooth structure. An impression will be made of the tooth and used by a dental lab to design and fabricate the porcelain crown. This may take around two weeks, so you will wear a temporary crown in the interim. Once the crown is complete, you will return to the office where Dr. Hussong will check the fit before placing the crown with a powerful bonding agent.

Visit your Polk City Dentist

To schedule an appointment online or call Cornerstone Dental, you can schedule an appointment at (515) 984-6001. We welcome patients from Polk City, Ames, Ankeny, Alleman, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and the surrounding communities.