If you have a damaged tooth that is disrupting the function and appearance of your smile, a crown may be an ideal restoration for you. Crowning a tooth is a now a simple and easy dental procedure with the help of CEREC technology, which allows the restoration to take place in a single office visit.
A dental crown may be made from a variety of materials, but porcelain is among the most desired because of its tooth-like appearance. Here are some of the reasons you may want to opt for a porcelain crown instead of a metal or composite one:
- You have an allergy to gold or other metals: Metal crowns are used because of their durability, but they are not practical for patients with an allergy to metals. Porcelain is a neutral material that will not cause irritation in the mouth, and it offers the benefit of looking and acting like natural tooth enamel.
- You want an aesthetically pleasing result: When you smile, you probably do not want to see a gold plated crown among your sparkling white teeth. Porcelain will blend seamlessly into your smile, and it can be matched to the exact color of your teeth. You can combine the benefit of durability with beautiful porcelain by selecting a crown that is made from porcelain coated metal.
- You want a no-fuss restoration: Since the technology of dental crowns has improved so dramatically with the CEREC system, porcelain crowns are a great solution for patients with busy schedules. Your porcelain restoration can be ready in minutes, and it is easy to clean and care for a porcelain crown at home.
Find the right dental restoration to suit your needs by scheduling a consultation with Dr. John Carson, DDS. Visit our practice’s website or call us at (520) 514-7203 to learn about our cosmetic and restorative services.