All-ceramic crowns offer patients strength and durability as well as natural-looking and aesthetically-pleasing results.
A dental crown acts as a “cap” to cover the entire damaged area of the tooth and address cosmetic concerns.
It adds stability to an existing tooth or dental implant. It is color-matched to neighboring teeth to ensure it blends, and it is digitally-created for the perfect fit. Crowns also protect a tooth from future decay or damage.
There are a number of reasons why you may need a crown, including to:
- stabilize your tooth following a root canal
- prevent future infections and decay with the new protective layer
- address tooth decay after neglecting your dental care routine for too long
- correct discoloration that can’t be fix with teeth whitening, such as permanent white spots or coffee stains
- correct a misshapen tooth, which is often too minor for a full orthodontics treatment like Invisalign
- repair a cracked or chipped tooth
- support a dental bridge
Of course, there are some reasons why an all-ceramic crown may not be a good fit, including:
- inadequate spacing between teeth
- a deep overbite, which places extra pressure on a crown and requires a stronger material than ceramic
- clenching or grinding, which can also damage the ceramic material
Our team discusses each specific case, including your dental needs and cosmetic goals, with you to ensure that you are well-informed of the treatment process.
So what are the pros and cons of all-ceramic crowns?
The primary benefit of an all-ceramic crown is, of course, the appearance. It has the ability to mimic the reflective quality of original teeth, blending seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Better yet, it’s more resistant than other materials to provide longer-lasting results. The fabrication process is also beneficial for patients.
Unfortunately, laboratory fees may increase the overall cost. Oftentimes, though, patients find that the extra time and cost are well worth it given the results.
Ceramic crowns need to be thicker than other materials to ensure they don’t break. That means that some patients need more of their natural tooth removed in order to make room for the crown. Additionally, if a crack does occur, the fracture is more difficult to fix and often requires a new crown.
The team at Maitland Ave Smile Co. is dedicated to providing our patients with the best dental care.
With that thought in mind, we use CEREC technology to provide same-day, custom-made crowns. Using 3-D imaging, we create three-dimensional models of the teeth and carefully create your restoration with a proper fit. Even better, we work with you to provide results in just one visit, which is particularly important when faced with a dental emergency.
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