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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tooth Colored Crowns

If you've ever had a crown procedure performed, you know it can be a costly endeavor. The unfortunate thing about most dental work is that it will have to be replaced at some point. But the good news is that tooth colored crowns can not only last longer than metal, but may be a safer and more natural-looking alternative as well.

Metal's Obvious Drawbacks
For one thing, metal crowns are pretty obvious, even in back teeth. A lot of my patients come in to have their old metal crowns replaced for many reasons, but the number one reasons are appearance. I find that a lot of the times, old metal fillings have cracked and allowed decay to reach under the surface. By replacing these fillings, I may have helped some patients avoid tooth extraction. With tooth colored crowns, there's no danger of cracking because the material will not expand and contract based on temperature.

Ponder porcelain
Porcelain crowns are offered in many cosmetic dental practices today. Porcelain is the material of choice for so many patients because it is not only strong and durable, but reflects light just like your natural teeth do. It is the most aesthetically pleasing option - the porcelain crowns can be created to match your tooth shade.

If you are unhappy with your current crown, find out more about the benefits of tooth colored crowns. Send me an e-mail to earn more about how tooth colored crowns can improve your smile appearance and your oral health.

posted by Patti at 11:32 AM

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