Aesethetic Dental Crowns (Caps)
Restorative dentistry has come a long way in recent years. At Ashley Bennett and J.J. Perkiomaki DMD PC, we use cutting-edge technology, aesthetically-pleasing materials, and the latest techniques to provide the best possible restorations. One of these restorations, an aesthetic dental crown, has revolutionized the way we treat a badly decayed or damaged tooth. If you are genetically predisposed to tooth decay or have a history of dental fillings, a dental crown may be the best option for you!
Why Should I get a Dental Crown?An aesthetic dental crown is ideal for the anterior (front) teeth. Even though they are made from porcelain and other ceramic materials, they are still very durable and provide excellent longevity. While blending in seamlessly with your natural teeth and improving the appearance of a damaged tooth, aesthetic dental crowns restore your ability to bite and chew without discomfort.
How are Dental Crowns Used?Dr. Perkiomaki or Dr. Bennett may recommend a dental crown for several reasons, some of which include:
What are Dental Crowns Made of?A dental crown can be made from several materials, including stainless steel, metal alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal, composite resin, and all-ceramic.
Stainless Steel: As we previously mentioned, we may recommend a stainless steel crown for a child who needs the protection of a primary tooth. Once the primary tooth falls out, the crown goes with it. In other words, stainless steel crowns are primarily a temporary measure.
Metals: Metals, such as gold and silver alloys, are used for teeth that need to withstand the monumental forces of your bite. Because they are made of metal, these crowns are most suitable for molars that are not in your visible smile.
Porcelain: Porcelain-fused-to-metal and all-ceramic crowns offer the best in aesthetics. Porcelain-fused-to-metal may be ideal if you need additional support. These days, all-ceramic crowns provide the most natural appearance in color and texture.
Composite: Composite resin is also an aesthetically-pleasing option; however, they are less durable than other crowns. They can wear down over time and fracture more easily.
Can Children get Dental Crowns?Dental crowns are typically reserved for adults; however, we may recommend a crown for a child as well, especially if they are at high risk for tooth decay. In such cases, we typically use a stainless steel crown to protect a primary tooth, before the permanent one erupts.
[[[H2Questions About Dental Crowns?]]]If you are experiencing any pain or think you may need a dental crown, call (503) 292-8996, and schedule your appointment today!
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