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Plano Smiles Offers Porcelain Dental Crowns in Plano, TX
It’s important for teeth that have been treated due to damage or tooth decay to look natural and retain the strength of a healthy tooth. Metal-based dental crowns used to be the standard for achieving these goals, but left some things to be desired in the way of cosmetic appeal.
At Plano Smiles, we offer the aesthetic and functional benefits of tooth-colored restorative dentistry. Our all-porcelain dental crowns look like your own real teeth, and are durable enough to stand up to everyday oral function.
Why Porcelain Crowns?
If a dental crown is part of your recommended treatment plan, you may not give much thought to which materials are used in treatment, but it’s an important factor that affects final outcome. Porcelain is tooth-colored and can be stained and polished to match the exact shade of your existing teeth, for full cosmetic benefit.
Porcelain more closely mimics natural dental enamel in other ways, such as how it diffuses light, so no one will notice the difference between treated teeth and existing teeth in your smile. At our Plano, TX cosmetic dental office, Dr. Yeary uses zirconia-based porcelain dental crowns. Zirconia, like porcelain, is tooth-colored and provides a strong foundation for your dental restoration that is more durable than porcelain alone. With our cosmetic dental crowns, you can be sure you are receiving treatment that looks life-like and is as strong as possible for long-lasting care.
Metal vs. Porcelain Dental Crowns
Metal crowns are typically used for patients who have a heavy bite and need extra support for their restoration. The metal base is coated in porcelain to avoid looking silver; however, metal-based dental crowns can become uncomfortable or unattractive over time for the following reasons:
• As they contract and expand due to changes in temperature, metal crowns can contribute to tooth sensitivity.
• Your gums many recede slightly over the years and your metal dental crown will display a black spot at the gum line.
• Contracting and expanding dental crowns pose a risk for cracking and damaging existing tooth structure under the crown.
Our durable and beautiful cosmetic dental crowns prevent the need for the use of metal in restorations for severe tooth decay. As zirconia and porcelain are not temperature sensitive, you don’t have to worry about potential discomfort while eating and drinking, or incurring any damage to your natural tooth structure. Dr. Yeary provides dental crowns that are completely tooth-colored and natural-looking, so you can feel confident about your smile. With a base of strong zirconia, even patients with heavy bite or those who are particularly hard on their teeth can benefit from porcelain dental crowns.
Tooth Decay? We Create New Smiles with Porcelain Dental Crowns
Plano Smiles’ natural-looking dental crowns help you achieve a smile that is healthy and looks beautiful. If you have a decayed tooth and are in need of treatment, contact our Plano, TX dental office to learn more about our all-porcelain dental crowns.