Dental Crowns, or caps for teeth, look and function just like natural teeth. A dental crown may be recommended if your tooth has too much decay for a filling, or if your tooth is cracked or broken. Generally, there are two types of crowns: porcelain (ceramic) or gold (metal). While gold crowns have become somewhat of a common thing, they are, unfortunately, very noticeable, especially in teeth that are towards the front of the mouth. Porcelain crowns, however, blend in with surrounding teeth, and have all the benefits that the gold crowns have to offer.
Here is what porcelain crowns can do:
- Fit snugly over natural teeth to conceal cracks and chips
- Conceal yellow teeth
- Protect what remains of the natural teeth
- Minimize the physical discomfort of tooth sensitivity
- Allergy free
- Provide support for damaged teeth
- Correctly align a patientís bite
- Even out the overall appearance of a smile
- Serve as anchors for a dental bridge
Porcelain crowns have proved to be durable and long lasting, all while giving all a stain-free shine. They can provide a surface texture to break up the light and give a more natural appearance; in fact itís almost impossible to tell the difference!
At Dental Health Associates, we use all porcelain crowns for the best results. For more information about our porcelain crowns, please contact us today.
While some dentists lack the knowledge and staff to provide their customers with the advancements of porcelain crowns, our Toledo dentists are so committed to high-quality crown, veneer, and bridge restorations that we have our own in-house dental lab staffed with dental ceramists who ensure that your porcelain restorations are all perfectly matched to your individual smile.