Dental crowns are dental restorations, permanent teeth replacements placed over a tooth when a tooth is extracted from its original location due to trauma or other reasons. Various type of materials can be used to make dental crowns, and the best one for you will depend on several factors, including the location and function of the tooth, your personal preferences, and your budget. Some most common materials used for dental crowns include:
Porcelain: The Porcelain crowns are made of a ceramic material matched to the color of your natural teeth. They are strong and used for both front and back teeth.
Ceramic: Ceramic crowns are similar to porcelain crowns. They are typically less strong and more resistant to chipping and breaking. They are also a good choice for people with mental allergies.
Gold: Gold crowns are made of a high-quality gold alloy that is durable and long-lasting. They are not as aesthetically pleasing as porcelain or ceramic crowns, but they are a good choice for back teeth that do not show when you smile.
Stainless steel: Stainless steel crowns are a temporary solution for children’s primary (baby) teeth. They are used when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a filling but not damaged enough to warrant a permanent crown.
Zirconia: Zirconia crowns are made of strong ceramic material resistant to wear and tear. They are a good choice for both front and back teeth and are highly aesthetic, but they may be more expensive than other types of crowns.
Some of the most common doubts about Porcelain Dental Crowns
How Should I Care For A Porcelain Dental Crown?
Porcelain crowns are similar to dental fillings. They are made up of porcelain, and the bond holding them together is strong, like between your natural teeth and your gums. Porcelain dental crowns are small metal crown or ceramic restorations that replace decayed and damaged teeth and serve as a fixative to help maintain the health of a patient’s tooth. Porcelain crowns can be custom-made to match the patient’s existing teeth.
How Long Does It Take To Recover After Porcelain Crown Placement?
The porcelain crown is effective in correcting the appearance of your teeth but requires time to recover. It may take two weeks before you feel normal after your porcelain crowns are placed on your natural teeth. Remember that you will still be sore for a few days.
Do Dental Porcelain Crowns Hurt?
Porcelain dental crowns can save a tooth by protecting your tooth from further damage and decay. If a tooth has an infection or is otherwise diseased, it should be removed from the mouth, possibly with pain-reducing numbing compounds. A porcelain crown acts as an artificial tooth on top of your existing bone structure.
When it comes to choosing the right dental crown for your smile, you can’t go wrong with porcelain. At Inspired Dental in Windermere, FL, our team is an expert in placing and creating beautiful porcelain crowns that look and feel just like your natural teeth. Porcelain is a strong and durable material that can withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing and biting, making it an ideal choice for those who want a long-lasting solution to their dental needs.