There is no reason to continue living with missing, stained, or damaged teeth when dental crowns can rebuild the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and also restore its appearance. A crown completely covers the visible portion of a tooth, adhered with dental cement which helps strengthen the underlying tooth. It can be made from various materials, but one popular choice is porcelain.
Porcelain crowns are useful for many reasons. This dental restoration is used to restore a broken or badly worn tooth, protect a weak tooth before it breaks, cover a tooth that has a very large filling, cover misshapened or discolored teeth, or to make a cosmetic improvement. Also, crowns are used to hold dental bridges in place and to top off dental implants.
Why is porcelain a popular choice for dental crowns?
• One of the main reasons is its natural-looking color, giving crowns a very appealing look so that others can’t even tell you have a restoration.
• Porcelain crowns are a great choice for front teeth weakened by decay or damaged by injuries, because they restore your teeth in a very natural way.
• They are a good solution for patients with metal allergies.
• They are helpful for people who grind or clench their teeth.
• Crowns help dental implants work comfortably with neighboring healthy teeth, and they effectively hold dentures or bridges in place.
• They help lower and upper teeth meet correctly, providing a properly aligned bite.
• Porcelain crowns eliminate the dark line at the edge of the gums that accompanies metal-fused crowns.