Full Porcelain Crowns
Why Choose Full Porcelain Crowns
Full porcelain crowns stay as among the best dental devices for teeth restoration until today. These crowns lend themselves to various uses from protecting weak or broken teeth to holding dental bridges to covering dental implants and to hiding a wide range of dental imperfections. Here is a brief discussion to find out if these crowns will work well for you.
Full Porcelain Crowns Vs. Metal Crowns
Note that aside from porcelain crowns, there are other options for crown material like metal, porcelain-metal. What metal offers best is its durability. Gold, nickel, chromium, and other metal crowns can last for several years without wearing down. The colour, however, is a big turn off inasmuch as it gives away the fact that the teeth are weak and broken and therefore in need of protection.
Full porcelain provides the advantage that metal crowns could not offer—they mimic the look and colour of real teeth. People will barely notice that you are wearing crowns unless you tell them. In addition, porcelain crowns are also the option for people who are allergic to metals. The downside with porcelain though is that they can’t be as much durable as metal crowns are.
Porcelain-metal crowns, as the term suggest, combine the durability of metal and the beauty of porcelain. You basically get the best of both world, although only half of each. While they are surely stronger than full porcelain, they pose the risk of people seeing your teeth with a thin hint of metal in the gum line.
Wearing Full Porcelain Crowns
To have your dental crowns made, you have to make two dental visits—one where the tooth or teeth are examined and the other where the crowns are placed. Note that like in using other artificial dental devices, wearing full porcelain crowns can cause discomfort and sensitivity. The crowns may also chip or fall off over time especially when you don’t follow the necessary maintenance procedures recommended by your dentist.