San Antonio Veneers and Implants

Porcelain Jackets

Porcelain jackets are used for the anterior teeth. There is absolutely no metal to these crowns, allowing the natural transparency of the teeth to show through. Both the doctor and the patient take part in the selection of the porcelain color to attain the most natural looking shade.
The procedure and reason for jackets is identical to crowns yet resulting in a more natural look.
How it's done.
Porcelain jackets are created in two visits. The first visit to your dentist involves reshaping the tooth and taking impressions to create the crown. After the dentist reshapes your tooth, he will use a special material to create an impression. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to be made into a permanent jacket. Before sending you home, the dentist will provide you with a temporary crown to cover your tooth in between visits to protect the prepared tooth.

When you return to your dentist for the second visit, he will have received the permanent porcelain jacket from the laboratory. The temporary crown is removed and the new permanent jacket is placed into position. Before cementing the permanent jacket in place, he will ensure that it fits comfortably and matches the color of your teeth.