There are a number of materials that can be used to create a crown. However, at Rochester Dental Clinic, we only offer all porcelain crowns. That is because this is the best material on the market today for crowns. But many of our patients ask us what makes porcelain different than other materials. Here are some of the benefits of porcelain crowns.
They are Natural Looking:
One of the biggest benefits to porcelain crowns is that they are natural looking. Other materials, such as metals, stand out like a sore thumb amongst your regular teeth. Porcelain mimics the look of tooth enamel, and can be dyed to match the natural coloring of your other teeth. This gives you a natural look and helps a crown blend in with the rest of your teeth.
They are Durable:
One of the biggest concerns with crowns is durability. Nobody wants to get a crown that is prone to cracking, chipping or breaking. Luckily, that is not something you have to worry about if you have a porcelain crown. Porcelain crowns are very durable, restoring function to a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged. This allows the patient to chew and eat using that tooth again.
They Feel Natural:
The last benefit to porcelain crowns is that they feel natural inside of your mouth. Porcelain is very easy to work with and shape. This allows a dentist to shape the crown so that it fits perfectly in your mouth, and follows the same contours as your other teeth. Not only does this give it a natural look, but it gives the crown a natural feel as well.