Today dental crowns are constructed entirely out of porcelain, which gives your dental crown a remarkable similarity to natural teeth in form and function. At Tempe Dental Care, we have a huge selection of options for color matching and design control to retain coordinating features with your existing dentistry. The appearance of our porcelain crowns are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
One of the biggest benefits of dental porcelain is that it can be created to closely replicate the look of your natural tooth enamel. In addition, it provides the necessary resilience and strength. These are an excellent choice when repairing a damaged tooth because the porcelain crown can replace the entire external portion of the tooth – down to the gum. Dental crowns are not just used to recreate the function and form of a damaged tooth, they can also be used to create an even better aesthetic appearance.
Why Choose A Porcelain Crown
Porcelain crowns are the treatment of choice to replace the exterior portion of a tooth, to restore it’s original function, and to create a natural appearance. If damage has occurred due to a traumatic event or tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth, a porcelain crown can help restore your smile. Dental crowns may also be an option if the structure of your teeth has been compromised from grinding or clenching your teeth.
Dental crowns and veneers are secured and situated similarly. The dentist will use a light-sensitive resin placed between the original tooth and crown which will harden with a special curing light.
Partial crowns are much more conservative than crowns and can be indistinguishable from the natural tooth. Partial crowns can also be referred to as onlays or inlays. An onlay is a type of restoration or filling that covers one or more cusps. Similar to a filling, an inlay resides completely within the cusps on a tooth’s chewing surface.
History of Dental Crowns
Older types of crowns had metal bases with an attached porcelain product and used to have a tendency for developing black lines bordering the gums. This aesthetic flaw was caused by the metal base that the crown materials used to necessitate with those outmoded procedures. New products for this type of dental restoration provide a seamless bond further contributing to a natural appearance. While the strength of all-porcelain crowns that do not rely on this metal backing may be mildly weaker in their construction, it is true that all normal mastication functions can be performed with them. Certainly, their integrity remains well engineered for this purpose.