The Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns
By Dr. Everett Heringer on June 06, 2015
Here at Heringer Dentistry, we can help patients have smiles that are healthy and look great. Serving the greater Bismarck area, we offer advanced options for restorative dentistry, including porcelain and metal dental crowns that improve overall health and wellness.
Porcelain dental crowns have been growing in popularity in recent years. Let's take a moment to consider the nature of porcelain crowns right now and what you can expect from having them placed.
About Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are a type of dental crown that are used to cap teeth that are seriously damaged or decayed. The porcelain form of crowns are made from a tooth-colored porcelain that is made to match the overall appearance of a natural tooth.
With porcelain crowns in place, patients are able to bite, chew, and smile with renewed confidence.
Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Dental Crowns
The best candidates for porcelain dental crowns are people who have experienced major tooth decay or tooth damage. They should have enough healthy tooth structure remaining in order to support the crown when it is in place. Patients should have realistic expectations about the nature of porcelain dental crowns and what they can achieve.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Look Just Like Natural Teeth
One of the biggest benefits of porcelain crowns involves aesthetics. With porcelain crowns in place, people can laugh, smile, and speak with absolute confidence and no one will notice that they have a crown in place. The look of the crown is so natural and seamless that even up close, people will not be able to tell that you have a restoration in place.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Are Durable
Even though porcelain crowns are not made of metal, they are still quite strong, allowing a person to bite, chew, and perform normal activities without any adverse worry for damage. Patients should simply wear mouth protection during contact and combat sports, and to avoid chewing on objects that are hard or inedible (e.g., ice cubes, pen caps, drinking straws).
Porcelain Dental Crowns Are Perfect for Your Front Teeth
If one of your prominent front teeth have been damaged or decayed, a porcelain crown is great to consider. The porcelain crown's combination of durability and natural appearance will mean that your restored smile will look totally natural and any restorative treatment will appear seamless. For less prominent teeth, such as molars, the use of porcelain crowns is rarer, though it is not unheard of.
Great for Major Tooth Damage and Decay
Dental crowns are ideal for issues with major damage and decay that cannot be addressed through fillings, inlays, and onlays. During the consultation process, we can determine what kind of dental restoration will be ideal for you, and whether or not the use of a porcelain restoration would be optimal for your needs.
Learn More About Porcelain Crowns and Restorations
For more information about porcelain crowns and how they can help you have a healthy and beautiWful smile, it's important that you contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here at Heringer Dentistry looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve a beautiful smile and total wellness.
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