Did you know that there are several types of dental crowns? In the past, crowns were typically made out of metal. Very strong, but highly visible, these crowns were sturdy enough for the job of reinforcing a tooth, but they lacked the subtlety and discretion that comes with a good cosmetic restoration. In recent years, however, the creation of porcelain crowns has taken dental crowns several steps forward. To learn more about porcelain crowns, read the information below provided by your Brighton dentist, Dr. Thomas Villani.
About Porcelain Crowns
- They are widely recognized as having the best cosmetic results. When compared to other types of dental crowns, porcelain crowns rise to the top when it comes to cosmetic results. Porcelain crowns can be customized so that they fit in expertly with your teeth, and they are even able to mimic the level of translucence in natural teeth, giving them great cosmetic results in varying lighting conditions.
- They still retain a good level of strength. While they are often recognized for their cosmetic results, it is important to note that porcelain crowns must still perform the role of strengthening a damaged tooth.
- They may not be the best option in all cases. When it comes to teeth in the back of the mouth, porcelain crowns may not be the best option. These teeth are less visible than teeth in the front of the mouth, making cosmetic results less of a priority. In addition, teeth in the back of the mouth are subjected to stronger forces, making extra strength a priority. Therefore, when it comes to dental crowns used for teeth in this location, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns and zirconia porcelain crowns are generally a more desirable option.
Schedule a Visit with Your Brighton Dentist
Are you looking for a convincing restoration? Porcelain crowns offer fantastic cosmetic results that blend in beside natural teeth. Contact your Brighton dentist, Dr. Villani, today to schedule an appointment or a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group at (617) 562-5210. We proudly serve patients from Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Brighton, and the 02135 area.