Sometimes porcelain crowns are also referred to as caps. Dental crowns fit comfortably over a damaged or unstable tooth to restore structure and appearance. However, many patients are reluctant to get tooth crowns because they don’t want metal covering their smile. For this reason Mason cosmetic dentists Dr. Tara Hardin and Dr. Gary Hardin are pleased to offer custom porcelain crowns.
To learn more about porcelain crowns and other discreet options for restoring your smile, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 234-5531 today. Dr. Gary and Dr. Tara welcome patients from Mason and throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton areas of Ohio and beyond.
Candidates for Crowns
In general, crowns are a suitable treatment for teeth that are:
- Fractured due to decay or trauma
- Too damaged to support a filling
Crowns are also an option for replacing one or more missing teeth to complete restoration using dental implants.
Once our Mason dentists have installed the crown over your tooth, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. Decay can occur underneath the cap if teeth aren’t properly cared for, not to mention that the onset of cavities could require additional crowns or more extensive restoration.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
One of the key assets of a dental crown made from porcelain is the look. Unlike crowns made out of stainless steel, gold, or metal amalgam, dental porcelain matches the natural color of teeth. Porcelain crowns have roughly the same structure as older, less attractive models, meaning your teeth will be reinforced while maintaining a natural appearance.
More key advantages include:
- Ceramic material has strength and stability equivalent to real tooth enamel
- No exposure to mercury or other potential toxins; Hardin Advanced Dentistry is proud to be metal-free
- Convenient single-visit fabrication with our CEREC restoration device
- Crowns can be sculpted to improve upon the shape and color of your original tooth
Porcelain crowns are ideally suited for restoring teeth at the front of the mouth. Though they can also be used in the back, the pressure created by chewing and, in some cases, teeth grinding can wear the restoration down more quickly. Diligent care can prolong the life of a dental crown regardless of placement.
For more on subtle tooth restoration and how it can benefit you, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or call (513) 234-5531 today to schedule a consultation to learn about porcelain crowns. Dr. Gary and Dr. Tara offer a range of restorative dentistry services for patients in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and SE Indiana from their office in Mason, Ohio.