If you have a tooth that is weakened or damaged, yet still has healthy roots, you will need the help of dental crowns. This type of dental restoration offers the pillar of strength that your tooth needs. A crown completely caps a tooth; thus restoring not only its health but also its appearance. While crowns are available in different types, the most popular is the all porcelain crowns. This type of dental crown offers a more natural looking appearance than other types like metal, stainless steel, or even porcelain fused to metal crowns. They’re so natural looking that people won’t be able to tell the difference between your crown bonded-teeth and real teeth. This makes all porcelain crowns a perfect choice for front tooth restorations.
The Distinct Benefits of All Porcelain Crowns
- Aesthetics – Natural-looking restorations bring out a beautiful, great-looking smile. While porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns have been the usual standard for front tooth restorations, they often create a dark line near the gums. They appear unnatural; thus affecting your smile. All porcelain crowns were developed with the need for aesthetics in mind. Check out our before-and-after photos, so you will see how natural-looking all porcelain crowns are, and how they’re such a great choice for the front teeth.
- Perfect for Patients with Metal Allergies – Crowns made of metal can cause allergic reaction to some patients. Porcelain crowns are, therefore, a fitting choice for patients who cannot tolerate metal.
- Durable and Long Lasting – Some may argue that all porcelain crowns are not as durable as metal or stainless steel crowns. Considering, however, that your porcelain crown has the ability to last for 5 to 10 years, makes them a durable option as well. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene, your porcelain crowns can last a very long time.
- Self Confidence – A beautiful, natural-looking smile translates to self-confidence and self-esteem. You won’t have the tendency to hide your smile, knowing that your dental restoration looks great. You will feel confident when speaking and smiling with friends, family, colleagues, and new acquaintances.
Maintenance of Porcelain Crowns
We know for a fact that daily brushing and flossing are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. This is exactly what you need to do to maintain your porcelain crowns. There are no special maintenance solutions or techniques required of you. Porcelain crowns are easy to take care because they are durable and stain resistant. Treat them like real teeth and they will last very long. Try to visit your dentist often, as well, to have your porcelain crowns checked periodically. Twice a year visits are highly recommended.
Let Us be Your Partner to Restoring your Smile
Porcelain crowns and many other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments are our area of expertise, at Creative Edge Dentistry. If you live in the Edmond, OK area, and need your tooth restored, call us today to set your appointment. Our telephone number is (405) 341-9351. We look forward to hearing from you so we can get started on your treatment right away.
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