A porcelain crown is an extremely versatile treatment which can be used to restore teeth that have been damaged from tooth decay or injury as well as protecting them from further decay. Dental crowns can be used on their own but often they’re used in combination with other treatments such as root canal therapy, dental bridges, and dental implants. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, metal, and gold, and each offers numerous benefits although, as a Southampton dentist, we consider that porcelain crowns are without doubt the most beneficial option.
For patients in Southampton, dental crowns restore functionality and strength to teeth that have been previously damaged by decay or injury and for which a dental filling is no longer an option. Although this is the same for crowns made from other materials, the further benefits of porcelain crowns to patients are as follows:
- Natural appearance – Considering all of the material options for a dental crown, porcelain is by far the nearest thing in terms of aesthetics to tooth enamel. Both in how it looks and feels, and because of its natural transparency and lustre, there’s nothing more natural looking than porcelain.
- Aesthetics – Porcelain can be coloured to any shade and because it blends in so well with surrounding teeth, it is by far the most attractive crown. It won’t stand out against other teeth nor will it look artificial. Even crowns placed in the front of the mouth look completely natural and because they’re stain resistant your smile will remain white and bright.
- Comfort – Porcelain crowns are superior to other types of crown because they can be shaped and moulded to exact measurements for a comfortable fit within the mouth.
- Convenience – Typically a patient undergoing dental crown placement would expect to visit the dental clinic for two visits with a wait between visits while their custom crown/s is fabricated. However, busy Southampton patients can now benefit from an innovative technology known as CEREC which means that their new crown can be made and fitted in just one single visit and usually takes no longer than hour.
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain crowns and determine if they are an ideal option for your dental needs then please get in touch with Smilemakers, your local dentist in Southampton. You can book an appointment with Dr. Thomas Darling by calling 02380 442626 or make an appointment online at www.smilemakers.co.uk.