Dental crowns are an effective, durable, and popular restoration we use to cap or cover damaged teeth. Crowns cover the visible section of the tooth and restore the shape, look, and functionality of chipped, cracked and weakened teeth.
Crowns are made from different materials like resin, ceramic, metal, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our dentist at Concord Dental Associates explains what all-porcelain crowns are, their benefits, and why you should consider getting one.
We recommend all-porcelain crowns for front teeth for their natural color and ability to blend with your dental arch. While porcelain-fused-to-metal is undeniably stronger, there is no doubt that all-porcelain crowns offer the best aesthetics.
The dentist sends the dental impressions to a lab where they will craft the all-porcelain crowns for your needs. If you have a chipped, damaged, or cracked tooth that needs treatment, please contact our highly skilled dentist near you for guidance.
Here’s a closer look at some essential benefits in terms of appearance, durability, and long term care.
The different shades and series of layers give all-porcelain crowns a beautiful translucency that matches your natural teeth. All-porcelain crowns are ideal for teeth that fall in the ‘smile zone’; the ones that are visible when you smile.
Metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are more suitable for rear teeth.
Although metal crowns or porcelain-fused-to-metal-crowns are stronger than all-porcelain crowns, zirconia porcelain crowns are known to be more durable than standard porcelain ones.
Our skilled dentist in Concord, NH, will assess your oral cavity and recommend the right crown for your needs.
With regular and careful brushing and flossing, all-porcelain dental crowns can last for many years. Lack of proper hygiene and teeth grinding can wear them down or lead to breakage or decay under the crown.
Our team at Concord Dental Associates strongly advises patients to visit their dentists twice a year for exams and cleanings. We will examine the crown for damage and repair or replace it, if necessary. Contact us today for further details regarding all-porcelain dental crowns in Concord, NH.