Tooth damage can be noticeable and crowns provide a great way to cover it up. Crowns act as a cap for damaged teeth and they come in a variety of materials. Depending on the specific material used, you will have a more natural look. Crowns are also very durable, though materials that match your tooth tend to be more brittle.
Typically you should expect the crown to last between five and fifteen years as long as it is properly cared for. There are a few different types of crowns available and the kind you get will be dependent on your specific dental condition. Your dentist can explain more about crowns and the material that will be most beneficial for you when you schedule a consultation today along with your next exam by contacting us at Cherry Hill Dental Smiles.
There are different materials that dentists use for crowns. While gold and glass are available, the most commonly used is porcelain. The reason for using this material is that it is strong but has the ability to look identical to your surrounding teeth. Porcelain can also be colored to match your surrounding teeth if a color change is necessary.
Benefits of porcelain crowns
Porcelain crowns have many benefits. The most appealing benefit of a porcelain crown is the fact they basically replicate our original tooth that is being capped. These types of crowns are strong and can be used for repairing issues like decayed or cracked teeth but they can also be used for cosmetic reasons. When a porcelain crown is utilized for the front of the mouth, it is due to a cosmetic issue like whitening. Regardless of which type of porcelain crown you receive, it will be strong durable and long-lasting.
Partial crowns often referred to as onlays, are a type of restoration or filling that covers one or more cusps. An inlay is similar to a filling, but the work resides completely within the cusps on a tooth’s chewing surface. These restorations are much more conservative than crowns and can be imperceptible from your natural tooth.
The type of crown you need is based on the extent of the damage since they are each different sizes and serve different functions. Crown types include full, partial, temporary and one-day. Full crowns are used when you need a covering for the whole tooth. These are permanent placements. Partial crowns are used when you need covering for the tooth, but not the entire tooth. Temporary crowns can act as a placeholder while you wait for your permanent crown to be made. One-day or same-day crowns are the same structure as a full or partial crown. They are different however in that you receive them on the same day the impression is taken. To get more information about porcelain crowns or crowns in general, please contact Cherry Hill Dental Smiles by calling 856-528-7177 today.
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