Dental Crowns

 

When are crowns needed?

 

  • To restore a badly broken teeth or a teeth that has been severely worn down
  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore a dental implant
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough tooth structure

Permanent crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or all ceramic materials (porcelain):

 

  • Metals used in crowns include gold, platinum, and palladium. Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, and tooth wear to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum.
  • Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down
  • The metal color is the main drawback
  • Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns, unlike the metal crowns, can be color matched to your adjacent teeth
  • All-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look like natural teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and if your gums recede
  • These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
  • Ceramic (porcelain) ceramic crowns are becoming increasingly more popular because of their excellent esthetics and ability to create a more beautiful and natural smile
  • At Vancouver dental care we use the latest computer added technique to design our ceramic crowns
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough tooth structure
  • To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

For more information please call (360)450-0075.

 

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