A damaged or weakened tooth can be in a state of peril. It may not have enough strength to carry out its day-to-day functions, and over time, it may suffer more extensive damage and eventually require extraction. Before such unsavory consequences occur, however, a damaged or weakened tooth can be strengthened with a porcelain crown, a restorative device that fits over the top of the weakened tooth to lend it durability and even cosmetic enhancements. To learn more about porcelain crowns read below as your Polk City dentist, Dr. Ryan Hussong, discusses several of their benefits below.
Perks of Porcelain Crowns
- They contain no metal. In years past, dental crowns were made entirely out of metal. While this material lent the crowns serious strength, the cosmetic results were not at all preferable. More recently, another type of dental crown known as a porcelain-fused-to-metal or PFM crown has been developed. The outer coating of porcelain lends these crowns a nice cosmetic touch. However, PFM crowns are unable to match all-porcelain crowns in cosmetic results. Oftentimes, PFM crown will leave a dark line at the gums, which is caused by the presence of the metal underlayer.
- They are customized for you. If you choose to receive porcelain crowns from your Polk City dentist, Dr. Hussong, your crowns will be customized just for you. Dr. Hussong will take impressions of your teeth and send the information along with some cosmetic recommendations to a ceramist, who will create a crown or multiple crowns that will blend in well with your natural teeth.
- They mimic the appearance of natural teeth. One of the greatest cosmetic advantages of porcelain crowns over PFM crowns is that the porcelain crowns achieve a level of translucence very similar to that of natural teeth. The end result is a more natural appearance that fits in remarkably well with your smile.
Schedule a Visit with Your Polk City Dentist
Do you want a restoration that looks natural? Contact your Polk Citydentist, Dr. Hussong, today by calling Cornerstone Dental at (515) 984-6001 to schedule an appointment or a consultation. Located in the 50226 area, we proudly welcome families from Des Moines, Polk City, Ames, Ankeny, Alleman, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and the surrounding communities.