Many people worry that needing a dental crown means filling their smile with shiny metal. Who wants to trade dental pain for ugly or uncomfortable restorative treatment? While metal crowns are still used in some cases, they are no longer the standard form of dental restoration. That’s because dental porcelain is strong and much more esthetically pleasing, making porcelain dental crowns a much more ideal way to protect fragile teeth, to replace missing ones, and to beautify your smile.
What Makes Porcelain Special
- Did you know that dental porcelain is very similar to your natural teeth, in that it is 90 percent as strong and stain resistant as your teeth’s own enamel? This makes porcelain a great choice for dental work, both cosmetic (as in the case of veneers) and restorative, like with dental crowns.Porcelain crowns can be used to replace most teeth, including back molars.
- Crowns can be anchored by dental bridges or dental implants.
- Porcelain can be cared for the same way as your natural teeth, so long as you avoid overly abrasive tooth pastes.
- Some crowns can be made in the dentist’s own office, saving time and money for the patient, as opposed to sending off designs for custom-crafted ceramics.
More About One-Day Crowns
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics, uses a computer-assisted design program to plan and manufacture crowns, as well as onlays, inlays and even veneers. This allows the dentist to have these crafted for you in a single visit to the dentist’s office, which makes treatment much faster and more affordable.
ABOUT YOUR COLUMBIA, TN, DENTIST:
Dr. David Foster and Creekside Dental have served the dental needs of patients and their families in our community since 1985. If you live in Columbia, TN, or Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, or any of the surrounding communities, then call our office today at (931) 388–3384 to schedule an appointment.