Dental Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been weakened by damage, cavities, or fractures. They help improve your tooth’s structure and make your mouth more aesthetically appealing. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Gold and various alloys are typically used for back teeth while porcelain is a better choice for front teeth as it more closely resembles your natural tooth color. But there’s a new player in the field of dental crowns. Porcelain crowns are made of a ceramic material and is aesthetically pleasing while still maintaining the strength needed for chewing.
What is a Porcelain crown?
Porcelain dental crowns are an incredibly durable solution to your dental needs. Made out of solid zirconia, this material was design to look good, yet maintain the functionality required of teeth. The strength of a Porcelain crown is actually greater than the requirements for cemented all-ceramic restorations. It’s perfect for anterior teeth and premolars because its translucency and color are as close to natural coloring as possible.
What are the benefits of a Porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns offers far more benefits than traditional alloy solutions. It looks better, is stronger, and isn’t prone to chipping and cracking. This is the best solution for those seeking a high-strength restoration without compromising a natural appearance and lifelike translucency.
These crowns last about 10-15 years. They last about as long as gold and metal crowns, however, are much more attractive.
What are the disadvantages of Porcelain crowns?
The biggest disadvantage of Porcelain crowns are that they have an opposite abrasive effect. If placed over a tooth whose decay was not brought under control, it could impact the tooth root and surrounding teeth.
If you’re looking for a solution to your dental needs and want a crown that’s both long-lasting and attractive, consider porcelain crowns. Our team can help determine if they’re a fit for your needs, and map out a course of treatment for you.