Porcelain Crown Benefits
By Patrick Casey on November 30, 2019
Tooth decay, fractures, and cracks can have a serious impact on the health and appearance of your smile. Thankfully, Dr. Charles Casey and Dr. Patrick Casey have different methods of addressing serious flaws affecting your smile. When you visit their Montreal, QC cosmetic and restorative dentistry center, they may recommend porcelain crowns.
Tooth-colored dental crowns have many benefits over metal crowns and other kinds of restorations. Let’s cover some of the basics below and note some of the key advantages of having porcelain crowns in place.
What Are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored caps that fit over a severely damaged or decayed tooth. Thanks to porcelain crowns, a person suffering from serious tooth decay or fractures can have the structure and appearance of that tooth restored.
Crowns are used when fillings, inlays, and onlays are no longer ideal for treating a dental problem. Crowns will protect the tooth, save the remaining tooth structure, and eliminate the need for extraction.
Porcelain Crowns Are Versatile
Porcelain crowns can be used on any tooth that has been structurally compromised. This means that even your front teeth can benefit from the cosmetic and restorative aspects of treatment. In fact, we generally recommend the use of porcelain crowns for your most prominent and visible teeth.
Porcelain Crowns Look Natural
Porcelain crowns appear natural, blending in seamlessly with your natural teeth. This is thanks in large part to the craftsmanship of the crowns themselves and the care taken in color-matching the crown to your teeth. With a porcelain crown in place, patients will not have to worry about the crown being visible while smiling and speaking.
Porcelain Crowns Are Durable
Even though porcelain crowns are not made of metal, they are still rather durable. Patients can bite, chew, and perform other normal activities with their porcelain crowns without worrying about cracks or chips developing in the structure. At Smile Montreal, we partner with well-regarded dental labs to help ensure the most ideal restorations possible.
Excellent for Protecting Damaged and Decayed Teeth
We have to consider the overall function of a dental crown, which is to protect a seriously damaged or decayed tooth from harm. With a porcelain crown in place, your teeth will be protected from discomfort and further decay and damage.
Great for Single-Tooth Replacement with a Dental Implant
In addition to being a good tooth-colored restoration, porcelain crowns can also be used to top a dental implant for people who require replacement of a single missing tooth. This means a sturdy, stable artificial tooth in place to fill an unsightly gap. This is preferable to a dental bridge for many patients.
Are Porcelain Crowns Right for Me?
The best way to find out if porcelain crowns are right for you is to visit our practice for a consultation. We can go over various crown options and other restorative procedures with you in much greater detail. Our goal is to help you have the healthiest smile possible, and to be happy about the way your smile looks.
Contact Smile Montreal
For more information about porcelain crowns and how they can help you have a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentists. You can reach our office in Westmount by phone at (514) 700-5294.
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