Crowns are one of the most common restorative dentistry treatments that we offer here at Isla Dental, so why settle for second best? Porcelain crowns are the best crown for anyone looking for the ideal fusion of aesthetics and strength.
What is a Porcelain Crown?
You are probably already familiar with the basics of a crown, but first a quick recap - a dental crown is a small cap that fits over a tooth that has been damaged or needs to be protected. Crowns can be made out of a variety of materials, but without a doubt one of the best is porcelain. Like other materials, porcelain will restore all of the function you rely on, but unlike other materials it will do this while looking just as good, or even better, than your natural teeth.
When considering porcelain crowns, you have two main options. Porcelain crowns can be fused to a metal core, making them incredibly durable and hard to damage. Over time, though, the porcelain finish can wear off, exposing the darker metal below. More expensive than porcelain and metal crowns are all-porcelain crowns. Modern all-porcelain crowns are still quite sturdy,
Why Choose a Porcelain Crown?
Patients who choose porcelain crowns do so because they want the best for their smiles. With a porcelain crown, you do not have to make a choice between aesthetics or strength because you are getting both. If you are interested in a porcelain crown, keep in mind their potentially high cost and the placement of your crown. Teeth near the front of your mouth are the ones that are most noticeable and will most benefit from an all-porcelain crown. Teeth near the back of your mouth, the ones responsible for the majority of chewing, will most benefit from a stronger material, such as porcelain fused to metal.
How Long Will Your Porcelain Crown Last?
There is a misconception that porcelain crowns are fragile - they are, after all, made from porcelain, a material that does not exactly have the same reputation as steel. That reputation is false, though. The porcelain we use in our crowns is incredibly sturdy, and we have seen patients with porcelain crowns that have lasted for fifteen years, and sometimes even longer than that! Still, like all crowns even porcelain will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
Getting a Porcelain Crown
Having your porcelain crown placed is no different than getting any other crown. It takes time to fabricate what is essentially a miniature piece of art, as every porcelain crown is an entirely bespoke piece crafted exclusively for your smile, so after your initial visit to our office you will receive a temporary crown. Once your porcelain crown is complete, we will place it and make any remaining necessary adjustments.
Give Your Smile the Best
With a high-quality, custom-crafted porcelain crown you are giving your smile the absolute best. To find out more about all of the dental crowns that Isla Dental offers, call today at (469) 923-0448.