Just as with normal teeth, it is important to clean implant supported dentures. With proper care, these will continue to look great and wear a long time. While some of the steps are the same, there are also some different methods required. Keep your new dentures in tip-top shape with the information provided.Thanks to advances…
Why You Should Choose a Cermic Crown Over Your Other Options
A ceramic crown is well loved by dentists and patients alike. Crowns are used when teeth are broken, deeply stained, discolored, chipped or weakened. Crowns can be used on either the front or back teeth and are an excellent option for those who want to improve the appearance and strength of their smile.
Types of dental crowns
There are typically five types of dental crowns used in modern cosmetic dentistry:
- Stainless steel
- Metal alloy
Each type of crown has its benefits and disadvantages. These different crowns vary in price, material, durability and appearance.
These crowns are premade and are primarily used on permanent teeth as a temporary crown. Steel crowns protect the newly prepared tooth while the permanent crown is made in the lab. Stainless steel crowns are also commonly used to fit over a baby tooth. Stainless steel crowns are often used on baby teeth because they are not custom made and only take one visit to the dentist chair.
However, since these crowns are not custom-made, they usually do not fit exactly right with other teeth. A ceramic crown, in comparison, is made specifically for one person.
Metal alloy crowns are the most durable and long-lasting crown. However, many patients choose not to have metal crowns due to their displeasing appearance. Their metallic surface stands out in direct contrast to other teeth. Metal crowns may be fine for back teeth where they do not show as much, but they are still a distraction to the smile, even when they are used to restore molars.
These crowns have the durability of metal mixed with the appearance of porcelain. Although these might seem like the right choice, some patients find that when gum recession occurs, the metal rim begins to show around the base of the crown. These crowns are also known to have more of an opaque appearance, making the cap seem more artificial than natural.
Composite resin crowns (a plastic material) are the least durable and one of the least expensive out of all crowns. They are susceptible to staining and cracking, more so than any of their counterparts.
Also known as porcelain, these crowns have many benefits. They are biocompatible and do not irritate the gums or inner lining of the mouth like metallic crowns. These custom-made tooth caps offer a translucent gradient that mimics the thickness and color of a natural tooth.
Because ceramic has a hardness that is similar to natural teeth, the surrounding teeth are not at risk of harm when coming into contact with the crown. Ceramic crowns are often used for front teeth. These most noticeable teeth are often on display, and no other crown rivals ceramic crowns in natural appearance.
Why ceramic crowns are the best choice
Ceramic crowns have the best of both worlds. They are long-lasting, stain-resistant and have the most natural appearance over all other types of crown. Ceramic crowns provide a better color match than any other crown type. Ceramic is a mild material, best suited for those with allergies to metal.
Many of our patients find that ceramic dental crowns are the right choice for their lifestyle. Let us assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams with the help of a ceramic crown.
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