- All ceramic
- Porcelain fused to metal
- Porcelain crown
- Crown made of gold and alloys
Why choose a porcelain crown?
When your smile has lost that radiance due to daily wear and tear of chewing, grinding and stains, but you want to save your pearly white smile, your best solution would be a porcelain crown. Porcelain crowns are excellent for your front teeth because they can be matched very closely to the color of your remaining natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are used to encase the entire tooth surface so that it can be restored to its natural original looks and size. They also have the ability to protect and strengthen tooth structures that cannot be repaired with fillings or other known types of restoration processes.
Porcelain crowns are held in place by a dental adhesive, that also adds a conservative element for the restoration. They are can also be utilized to hold dental bridges in position, and to protect dental implants. And they are typically made in a laboratory and take a couple of weeks to be constructed.
Benefits of porcelain crowns
There are a number of benefits of porcelain crowns to crowns made with various other materials. They look and feel like real teeth. They have a see through high quality that makes them the most all-natural looking replacement possible. Modern porcelain crowns are designed to look even more like organic enamel and using any type of steel could degrade the look of your new crown aesthetically. As a cosmetic dentist we believe that you’ll want the replacement to look as natural as possible and that’s why we recommend porcelain crowns anytime the tooth is facing the front of the face.
Porcelain crowns are dental crowns, which are made entirely from ceramic porcelain. Porcelain Crowns require two office visits. On the first visit a “temporary” is made and an impression of you teeth and bite is taken. Then a temporary crown is made at our office and are attached with a temporary cement. Hansen Dentistry typically constructs our “temporary crowns” from acrylic.
The impression is then sent to a lab for your permanent porcelain crown to be designed in a state of the art dental lab in Tacoma. Then on your second visit the permanent crown is installed.
Most people choosing porcelain do so because it’s a great choice, and they have proven not to affect people with allergies to certain types of metal. It provides a natural, stain-resistant luster with the subtle translucence of natural teeth. Porcelain crowns and bridges are in fact the best and cost effective method of getting back a functional, attractive smile after tooth damage.
Crowns made of tooth-colored porcelain are made of porcelain or enhanced resin. It is available in a restriction of colors to match your teeth. It is suggested for front teeth and is ideal for both prior and posterior teeth since they are much more cosmetically satisfying. They give teeth all-natural look and are smooth. They are influentially durable when made use of for front teeth and also record and shows light like natural teeth.
They allow you to change the shade, form and placement of your teeth, providing your smile a cosmetic appearance. They are additionally a lot more durable and appropriate. An additional benefit is that they require very little tooth surface area for the removal of teeth. They work well in small spaces. All porcelain dental crowns offer the finest match to the teeth and are definitely favored by front teeth. Nonetheless, they do break gradually, however it is much more organic. Sometimes composite fillings become compromised and require a crown as a result too.
Permanent crowns are made of gold alloy or porcelain and both are extremely solid and effective, however, gold crowns are more durable while porcelain crowns look more like your natural tooth. Gold based crowns are best used for your back teeth. Since gold is the strongest and the most bio-compatible material for crowns. Posterior teeth (those teeth in the back of your mouth) are not easily visible, which makes them ideal to use gold crowns even from an aesthetic perspective.
They also assist maintain or repair parts of a broken or chipped tooth for durability and constancy. They revive the appearance and shape of broken teeth or teeth that have aged. Porcelain crowns serve to cover blemished or discolored teeth.
Contact Hansen Dentistry for an evaluation to see if a porcelain crown is right for you.