at Riverside Dental Group are dedicated to helping patients reach optimal oral health while improving your physical image. Restorative dentistry options such as dental crowns can repair compromised tooth structure and make your teeth aesthetically as good as new. The varieties of dental crowns vary from porcelain, to porcelain-fused-to-meal, and more recently, zirconia. Are you in need of a dental crown, or in search of more information?
Neglected tooth decay can cause deeply infected teeth. This wreaks havoc on your oral health in a number of potential ways. When a cavity is not addressed in a timely manner, decay will fester and infiltrate deeper into your tooth, damaging nerves and creating tooth pain and a potentially dangerous infection called an abscess. By addressing cavities at the earliest stage, it’s possible to stop the need for a dental crown with a simple filling. However, there are times when a root canal is necessary. After most root canal procedures, your dentist will need to place a dental crown to seal the tooth and build back the structure of strength and aesthetics. Dental crowns are customized to mimic the cusps, shapes, and sizes of your natural teeth, and can even be color-matched.
Types of Dental Crowns
As we mentioned above, dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. One of the most popular are porcelain dental crowns. They offer durability as well as aesthetic appeal through natural translucence. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM crowns) were once considered the best of both worlds in strength and cosmetic appeal. Unfortunately, they can create a black line at the ridge of your gum tissue, making your restoration all too obvious. Zirconia crowns are one of the strongest dental restorations available, which has made them much more popular in recent years.