Your smile is the greatest first impression of your appearance. Straight white teeth demonstrate pride in one’s appearance. Although many of us suffer from minor dental imperfections, some individuals allow major dental flaws to escalate beyond just outward aesthetic beauty. Teeth that are decayed or fractured can become hazardous to your overall health, and dental crowns are a perfect solution for those teeth.
Porcelain crowns offer many attributes not available with metal crowns. Porcelain offers a natural beauty that can be fabricated to match the shape and shade of surrounding teeth making a porcelain crown virtually undetectable.
Porcelain is stain resistant, so once a porcelain crown is placed the tooth will retain that appearance. Seeing your dentist twice per year for a professional cleaning and exam will ensure that your crown maintains a quality appearance for many years.
A dental crown will help save a tooth. Tooth loss can contribute to problems related to eating, speaking and smiling. Keeping your natural teeth, even though they may be covered with a crown, is much more beneficial than tooth loss.
Patients that suffer from uneven or worn down teeth can enjoy the beauty of a bright smile, even if porcelain crowns are placed on the affected teeth.
A dental crown will offer strength and stability to a tooth that has been subjected to numerous fillings. And since many of those fillings might have been made from amalgam, you would actually be strengthening the tooth. Porcelain crowns look just like natural teeth, which can be beneficial to your cosmetic appearance.
An all porcelain crown is generally reserved for teeth in the smile line; however, porcelain can be added to stronger metal crowns for back teeth that must sustain the brunt of chewing pressure.
If you are in need of a dental crown and would like to know more about your options, call our Chicago Illinois dental office to schedule a professional consultation.