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Porcelain Crowns
Lake Worth, TX


Rendering of jaw with dental crownEven if you damage or lose one of your teeth, it can put a dent in your facial esthetics, chewing ability, and self-confidence. At HomeTown Dental at Lake Worth, Dr. Guram, or Dr. Cannon recommend the use of dental fillings, dental bonding, inlays and onlays, and other restorative devices to restore your tooth. However, porcelain crowns are one of the most natural-looking prosthetics to repair or replace damaged teeth.

What are Porcelain Crowns?


A porcelain crown is a porcelain tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth or a dental implant to restore your chewing ability and bring your smile back. Although dental crowns are available in a wide range of materials including gold alloy, base metal, porcelain fused to metal, and composite resin, porcelain crowns are the most esthetically pleasing option.

Benefits of Porcelain Crown


Porcelain crowns offer clients a large number of benefits:

•  Esthetics: The biggest advantage of porcelain-only crowns over other crowns is that they are the most natural-looking prosthetics. Porcelain has similar light-reflecting properties as tooth enamel, making your teeth shine. Moreover, the crown extends down to the gum line, furthering the illusion of a natural tooth.
•  Color: Our natural teeth are not pure white. Instead, they come in different shades of ivory. Porcelain crowns can be tinted to match the exact shade of your teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
•  Biocompatible: Porcelain is a hypoallergenic material and does not cause any allergic reactions on human flesh. This is a big advantage over other types of crowns, particularly base metal crowns.
•  Stain-resistant: Porcelain crowns are highly resistant to stain and remain bright and shiny for a long time. They also do not corrode, though they may chip from excessive force. However, if you have good lifestyle habits, this won’t be a problem.
•  Low-Maintenance: Porcelain crowns are brushed and flossed just like your regular teeth and do not require any special maintenance.


Limitations of Porcelain Crown


Although porcelain crowns have a lot of advantages, they also come with certain limitations.

•  Porcelain is a fragile material and can crack under pressure. Hence, we usually recommend these crowns for your front teeth, which exert considerably less pressure than your molars and premolars.
•  Porcelain crowns also require a significant amount of enamel erosion so that the prosthetic may easily sit on the tooth. However, the extra porcelain makes the crown stronger.


Schedule an Appointment With Us


Porcelain crowns can be as expensive as gold alloy crowns so it is important that you take good care of them. No matter how good your crown, it does not protect you from gum disease and infections caused by bad oral hygiene. If your tooth becomes re-infected again, we may have no choice but to perform a tooth extraction.

Before this happens, it is important that you exercise excellent oral hygiene and regularly visit us for your routine dental appointments. Call us today at 682-516-3532 to discuss your treatment options with us and we will perform a dental exam to see if your tooth requires a dental crown.



HomeTown Dental at Lake Worth in Lake Worth, TX

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