Porcelain crowns are one of the most commonly used types of crown in dentistry today. Dental crowns are commonly used to protect a tooth after it has been compromised. They can also be used to replace lost teeth or improve the overall appearance of the tooth. While metal and other materials can be used to create crowns, we often recommend porcelain for its benefits. Benefits with porcelain include:
1. Natural appearance
Porcelain reflects light in a way that is similar to natural enamel and can be made in the exact shade of your own teeth. This material is almost as strong as your own teeth, so you get a better looking smile with a better functioning restoration.
2. Natural feel
Porcelain has a smooth, comfortable feel. We design the crown to match the natural grooves and curves of your tooth. Therefore, the size and shape are carefully planned to ensure a flawless fit. You may even forget that you have the crown.
3. Comfortable functionality
The crown covers a tooth that has been seriously damaged or has suffered other problems that interfere with its function. It is used to restore the natural bite, improve your smile’s comfort and allow you to bite and chew properly.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Northridge.