Dental Crowns in Bloomingdale
Porcelain dental crowns can help improve the look and function of teeth
that have been damaged in a variety of ways, including through staining,
chipping, cracking, even hiding unattractive amalgam fillings. Dental
crowns bring uniformity of color and shape to your teeth, brightening
discolored or uneven smiles. Restoratively, dental crowns can relieve
the chronic pain associated with certain types of dental damage, including
the pain caused by added pressure to surrounding teeth when one or more
teeth are missing.
Who benefits from dental crowns?
People of all ages can benefit from dental crowns. While dental crowns
are generally used in adults, they can also be used in children who are
at a high risk of dental decay, who have teeth that have been too badly
decayed to support a traditional filling, or who are unable for any reason
to comply with a standard oral hygiene routine.
What types of dental crowns are available?
Stainless steel. Stainless steel dental crowns are less expensive than other crowns because
they only require one visit to install. They are generally used as a temporary
protective measure while a permanent crown is made. They are most commonly
used for child patients.
Metals. Metal crowns can be made of gold or a variety of other alloys. While some
people dislike the metallic color, metal crowns are generally the most
durable and cause the smallest impact to the damaged tooth itself, and
to surrounding teeth.
Porcelain. Porcelain crowns are a good choice for front teeth. They can be color
matched to surrounding teeth for optimal cosmetic appeal, and can be fused
to metal for added durability. They are not, however, as durable as metal
crowns, and can chip and wear down more easily.
Resin. Resin crowns are less expensive than other types of crowns, but are also
less durable. They are more prone to fractures than porcelain crowns.
Temporary versus permanent crowns
Temporary crowns are typically made of acrylic or stainless steel, and
can be both created and installed directly in your dentist’s office
while a permanent crown is made in a lab. Ask us about our in-office laboratory
and whether we can manufacture your dental crowns right here in our office!
For any other questions about dental crowns or porcelain crowns, give Associated
Dental Care a call today.