If you have damaged teeth due to cavities, cracks, or breaks, dental crowns could be a good solution. At Absolute Smile offers dental crowns in Philadelphia. Let’s look at your options so you can make the choice right for you.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are caps made from varying materials placed on top of damaged teeth. They cover, protect, and restore your teeth when damage is too extensive for fillings or veneers. They may be made of metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramics. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene, crowns don’t require any other special care.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
You may need a dental crown for a number of reasons. These can include,
- Protecting a weakened tooth from breaking
- To repair a cracked tooth
- Restoring a broken or worn-down tooth
- To cover and support a large filling
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- To serve as a covering for your dental implant
- Covering a tooth treated with a root canal
- To cover misshapen or discolored teeth
What Are Crowns Made of?
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Which you choose will depend on your personal aesthetics, your budget, and health needs (such as if you have allergies to certain metals). Materials for dental crowns include,
- Metal – usually made from gold, palladium, chromium, or nickel, these crowns are long-lasting and extremely durable. Because some people don’t like to show metal, these are often used for back molars.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal – These crowns combine the strength of metal with a porcelain overlay over the metal. These crowns look more natural and so are a good alternative for front teeth.
- Resin – while usually less expensive, these crowns wear down over time and are more likely to break compared to other types of crowns.
- All-ceramic or all-porcelain – these provide the best color match for natural teeth while being stronger and longer-lasting than resin. They are also a good alternative those who have metal allergies.
- Pressed ceramic – Pressed with a hard inner core, and capped with porcelain, these crowns are stronger than all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns while matching your natural tooth color.
Are You Looking for Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, PA?
Absolute Smile is here to meet your tooth repair or replacement needs. We will examine your mouth and teeth and costs with you to help you make the best choice. Contact us today to make an appointment. Take advantage of our free new patient consultation to meet our staff and choose your new family dentist.
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