A crown is a cap placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its shape, size, strength and/or appearance. Modern advances in material and equipment have made crowns an excellent choice for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs.
What are crowns made of?
Crowns made of porcelain are natural looking in shape and color, and leave no black edge at the gum line. Sometimes other materials, including metals such as gold, porcelain fused to metal, and resin, are used for crowns. Although there are pros and cons to the use of each type of crown, today’s technology creates much more durable and aesthetically pleasing porcelain crowns than in the past, making them the most popular option.
When are porcelain crowns needed?
Crowns can be used for a number of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments, including:
To attach a bridge
When a filling is too large for the tooth to support
To protect a cracked or broken tooth
To cover a tooth with a root canal
For cosmetic enhancement of a discolored or misshapen tooth
Porcelain crowns by Sonoran Vista Dentistry for a natural smile
To learn if you’re a candidate for porcelain crowns, call our office for a consultation. A porcelain crown looks and feels like the real thing. Let Dr. Head give you a natural, bright smile you can share with the world.
Sonoran Vista Dentistry is accepting new patients. Call us today to discuss your dental health goals. We’d love to take care of you and your family!
Our Gilbert, AZ, dental practice, conveniently located just off the I-60 on Baseline Rd. west of Gilbert Rd., also serves patients in the neighboring communities of Mesa, Chandler, and Tempe.