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Tip of the Cap: The Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

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Here at Winterset Dental, we pride ourselves on our ability to enhance the smiles of all of our patients, no matter what dental problem they are facing. We can do this tanks to state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry treatments and advanced approaches to restorative dentistry and general care. This versatility is what makes us a leading dental car practice in the Chicago area.

For major tooth decay and injuries, porcelain crowns are an ideal option to consider. Advanced in cosmetic and restorative care have led to the development of porcelain dental crowns. These kinds of restorations have many advantages over traditional dental crowns of the past.

What Are Porcelain Dental Crowns?

Porcelain crowns are a type of dental restoration that are designed to address major tooth damage that cannot be addressed by dental fillings, inlays, or onlays. The crown will cap the remaining healthy tooth structure, protecting it from harm, strengthening the tooth, and preventing future cracks and chips in the future.

Candidates for Dental Crowns

Good candidates for dental crowns are people who suffered from serious tooth decay and tooth damage that cannot be addressed with other types of restorations. They should have enough healthy tooth structure remaining so the tooth can still be saved. Patients should have a good understanding of the risks and benefits of treatment and how to properly care for their dental crowns.

Porcelain Dental Crowns Look Natural

While many traditional crowns are made of gold and other metals, porcelain dental crowns are made of tooth-colored ceramic materials. Your dentist will carefully color-match the dental crown, customizing it to your smile in order to ensure the most natural appearance possible. This brings a cosmetic aspect to the traditionally restorative nature of dental crowns.

Porcelain Dental Crowns Are Sturdy

Even though porcelain dental crowns are made from ceramic materials rather than metal, they are very durable. Patients with porcelain dental crowns in place are able to bite and chew as they normally would without major worries about breaking the restoration.

Total Customization of the Crown

This restoration of functionality does not have a negative impact on the sensation of the crown in your mouth. The crown will feel natural and is custom-designed to ensure an optimal bite. That means a precise fit with regard to the teeth adjacent to the porcelain crown as well as improved contact with the tooth of the opposite dental arch.

The Tooth Being Restored Can Determine the Type of Crown

Keep in mind that the position of the tooth/type of tooth being restored may determine the ideal kind of crown to use. In general, the incisors and front teeth are best restored with a porcelain crown given their prominence in one’s smile, while the molars are often best restored with metal dental crowns.

During the consultation process, we can go over various crown options as well as other cosmetic and restorative treatments that might be ideal for you and your needs. We’ll answer all of your questions and concerns so that you understand your options and which may be most ideal.

Contact the Dentists of Winterset Dental

To learn more about porcelain crowns and how they can help you have a smile that’s healthy and beautiful, be sure to contact our team of cosmetic and restorative dentists today. The team at Winterset Dental will help you have a healthy and beautiful smile.