Not all crowns are alike and not all dentists use the best materials nor have the best skill level to place the crown properly.
SKILL! SKILL! SKILL! - The skill level and experience of the dentist is paramount. Bad dentistry can lead to future problems.
We've corrected a great deal of poor dentistry over the years and this is one of the most common issues. And not only with crowns, but onlays, veneers, and bridges.
Qualities of a Good Crown:
Qualities of a Bad Crown:
Questions to ask:
Why does this matter? Isn't a crown just like any other crown? NO! Tooth restorations differ greatly in size, color, and shape! In addition, the skill level of the treating dentist is extremely important to assure the best possible outcome.
TRUST - Finding someone you trust is also key.
A poorly designed PFM crown. The dark line is the metal margin of the crown showing through the gum
For individuals with chipped, broken, severely discolored or decayed teeth, dental crowns may be a good option for restoring smiles.
Dental crowns are essentially caps that are sized and shaped to resemble a natural tooth. They are placed over an existing tooth, which is filed down to hold the dental crown in place, or a crown can also be secured in place with a dental implant.
If you are considering having one or more dental crowns fitted as part of a dental treatment program, then understanding the difference between various materials used to manufacture dental crowns can make it easier for you to determine which type of crown material is right for you.
WE USE THE HIGHEST QUALITY/STRENGTH, CEREC ALL PORCELAIN FOR OUR CROWNS!
These dental crown materials offer the most natural look in your mouth, since they can be made to look just like real teeth. For those people who are allergic to metal, or who prefer not to have metal crowns, all porcelain or all ceramic crowns are an excellent option.
Note: We use the CEREC CAD CAM same day crown system utilizing the best all porcelain materials available and eliminating the need for return visits and temporaries.
To reap the benefits of the strength provided by metal dental crowns without some of the aesthetic drawbacks, another good option is a dental crown that has porcelain fused to the metal. This provides a metal base for strength, but the exterior surface is porcelain, allowing it to more naturally blend in with your other teeth.
Metal dental crowns are among the strongest options, although their major disadvantage is their aesthetics. The material used to create these types of dental crowns is a metal alloy and the alloy can be a number of materials.
These are typically the least expensive option when it comes to selecting a dental crown material, but they come with the strong disadvantage that resin will wear down much more quickly than other material types.
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