Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Today dentistry is done not only with stronger materials, but more cosmetic materials as well. Although there are still many different types of Crowns, Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain veneers are most common due to the fantastic cosmetic results. Over time, for a variety of reasons, one’s tooth structure can become compromised structurally and aesthetically. Crowns are used to help improve the overall appearance and the strength of the teeth.
Why do I need a Cosmetic Dental Crown?
A crown is a strong cosmetic dental restoration material that encircles the entire tooth or dental implant. Many times it is used to restore a tooth that is not structurally sound, however it can also be for cosmetic purposes. Getting a tooth ready for a crown is typically a two visit procedure in which the crown is custom made for each patient. The first visit is when the tooth will be prepared, an impression with measurements are taken and then the tooth is temporized. At the second appointment, the cosmetic dental crown is placed on the tooth and cemented down. The material used for the Cosmetic Dental Crowns is porcelain fired at extremely high temperatures to strengthen the material allowing it to withstand the tough chewing forces in the mouth.
Uses for dental Crown include:
- Repairing severely decayed teeth
- Repairing fractured or broken teeth
- Replacing outdated restorations with new cosmetic dental crowns
- Replacing large amalgam (metal) fillings or fractured fillings
- Restoring teeth with root canals
- Placement on top of a dental implant
Advantages and Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are the most popular types of crowns used in top cosmetic dental offices today because they resemble the human tooth aesthetically. Also, porcelain crowns are highly durable and can last the user several years before needing an inevitable replacement.
The fabricated porcelain crowns can be designed to match the shape, size and color of the patient’s tooth. This inevitably boosts the patients confidence levels and appearance, as they will be able to have beautiful smiles for all to see.
To enhance your smile with Cosmetic Porcelain Crowns, call Dr. Joseph Manfredi at Artista Dental Studio where every smile is a work of art!