If you have teeth imperfections, there are multiple dental remedies that can address such problems. A popular choice is dental crowns. These dental tools are called dental caps and cover the visible part of your tooth to hide all defects. Crowns are custom-made to match your tooth color, size, and shape. Visit us at Anderson Family Dental for tailor-made dental crowns.
Metal crowns are made using alloys of metals such as gold or nickel-chromium. A crown made with this material is durable, strong, and does not easily wear or fracture. They also require less removal of your tooth structure. However, these crowns are more suitable for less visible teeth.
Ceramic crowns are made of ceramic material, customized to match your tooth color. They offer an appealing aesthetic, making them a preference for most people. You can place them on the front teeth as they have an ideal cosmetic appeal. However, this option is less durable than metal crowns and may fracture or chip with time.
Zirconia crowns are known for their durability and strength. They are made of zirconium oxide and are quite resistant to fracture and wear. These crowns are ideal for their strength, excellent aesthetics and can be placed on the front or back teeth.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal combines metal and porcelain. The metal material offers strength and durability, while porcelain offers great aesthetics. These crowns are ideal for both front and back teeth.
Dental Crown Uses
Dental crowns can either be attached to your natural teeth and hide common imperfections or to dental bridges and implants. When used with implants or bridges, they help restore your missing teeth and improve dental aesthetics or function.
Dental Bridges and Crowns
Dental bridges help to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Bridges contain crowns and pontics (false teeth). Crowns are anchored on your natural teeth adjacent to the gap. The pontics, on the other hand, help to bridge the space and restore the function and appearance of your missing teeth.
Dental Implants and Crowns
Dental implants are intrinsic to replacing your lost or missing teeth. These implants are inserted into your jawbone and integrate with your jawbone. Once you heal, a crown is placed on the implant, replacing your missing teeth. Combining dental implants and crowns offers a stable, natural, and functional solution for missing teeth.
Onsite Milling of Crowns
Our dental clinic creates crowns using modern technology (CAD/CAM) systems. The process involves scanning the prepared teeth and designing crowns using modern software. We then mill the crown from a block of ceramic material in our clinic. With our onsite milling services, we can produce same-day crowns and eliminate the need for multiple appointments or placement of temporary crowns. If you are considering dental crowns, dental bridges, or dental implants for your teeth, ensure you visit us at Anderson Family Dental or contact us at (503) 974-0372.