Crowns - Porcelain and Traditional
With the use of a crown, Dr. White, your family dentist, can restore and cover your tooth to its normal shape and size to improve your appearance and make your tooth stronger.
Crowns Protect the Teeth
Dental crowns are caps that fit over the teeth to protect them from serious harm and damage. When in place, the crown strengthens the overall tooth structure and eliminates any pain or discomfort associated with the tooth decay or damage.
Crowns can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. Dr. White, your family dentist, services include implants, crowns, and bridges.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including metals and the more natural looking porcelain. Your family dentist will make a determination on what material is best used for your teeth.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent teeth primarily as a temporary measure. The crown protects the tooth or filling while a permanent crown is made from another material. For children, a stainless-steel crown is commonly used to fit over a primary tooth that's been prepared to fit it.
Metal Alloy Crowns
Metals used in crowns include alloys that have a high content of gold or platinum or base-metal alloys. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well. Metal crowns rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight teeth and molars.
Porcelain dental crowns are made from dental ceramic which simulates the natural appearance and strength of a tooth. When a porcelain crown is in place, people will not notice that it is a crown because the results appear natural. Porcelain can tolerate general wear and tear caused by biting and chewing. With proper care, patients don’t have to worry about breaking their porcelain crowns simply from normal use.
A consultation with Dr. White, a family dentist, will help you decide which type of crown is best for you. Contact the family dentist office today!