There are different factors that may contribute to erosion, cracking and breaking of your teeth, such as age, fillings or tooth decay. In cosmetic dentistry, crowns are used to solve these kinds of problems. Dental crowns cover the entire surface of the affected tooth adding strength, durability, and stability.
Basically, there are three types of crowns: those made out of metal ideal for the back teeth; porcelain, recommended for front teeth; and porcelain fused with metal that is strong and has a natural appearance. Dental crowns can help to improve the appearance and health of your teeth, and they provide protection for future cracks or tooth decay.
Porcelain crowns cover a tooth and restore it to its normal color, size, and shape, improving its appearance. They are used when fillings can’t solve the dental problem. Our Glendale cosmetic dentists use porcelain crowns on the front teeth because of their appearance a more like a real tooth than their metal counterparts. They can be used in the front or back teeth to give a more natural appearance.
Porcelain dental crowns give an even more natural-looking appearance than porcelain fused to metal crowns. They are a good choice for front teeth; however, they are not as resistant as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal is a crown with a metal base and a porcelain cap. It is strong and resistant. The main disadvantage of PFM’s to all porcelain is that sometimes a dark line can be seen in the bottom edge of the crown.
A captek (capillary technology) crown is made out of a high-purity gold, platinum group metals, and silver. They are strong, durable, resistant and healthy. Captek crowns match your natural tooth color, and with the use of advanced gold material, they help to reduce the bacteria in your gums. They are a good option if you want to have a healthy and attractive smile.
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