Dental CrownsAn Overview
A dental crown can support your dental health in many ways and is often used to address both cosmetic and restorative concerns. Covering the surface of the tooth like a cap, a dental crown strengthens and protects a tooth after damage or decay and can help avoid tooth loss in the long term.
Great Smile Dental is home to an experienced team of dentists who are committed to helping patients enjoy the best possible dental health. We offer all types of dental crowns and have an on-site dental lab where the majority of our restorations are custom made for patients. This offers a unique consistency of care, especially when placing restorations and enables us to ensure a customized result that is comfortable and natural looking.
Porcelain Dental Crowns: What to Consider
There is a range of materials that can be used in the making of a dental crown, each with benefits and drawbacks. Dr. Schamback and our team of dentists will often recommend the use of an all-white crown that is made using a high-quality ceramic such as porcelain. Porcelain has many properties that support a lasting result and natural aesthetics.
Porcelain crowns are:
- Highly durable and stain resistant when compared to natural tooth enamel and other composites
- Reflect light much like natural teeth
- Insulate the tooth from increased sensitivity to temperature
Dr. Schamback can also place zirconia dental crowns or zirconia-based crowns for superior durability and appearance. This option is often the best solution for crowns that are to be placed on larger back teeth where the biting and chewing forces are the strongest.