Porcelain Dental Crowns

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What Are Dental Crowns Made From?

Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry, they were made from metals and stainless steel. Most dentists use porcelain crowns. The reason for this is that porcelain is stronger and has greater cosmetic appeal. Porcelain provides a better color match than other materials. They are also better for those who have metal allergies.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Crowns last between five to fifteen years, depending on your oral health habits and the amount of wear and tear they receive. After your dentist places your dental crown, you’ll want to stay away from chewing ice and other hard materials, grinding your teeth, biting your fingernails, and opening packages with your teeth. This will help your crown last as long as possible.

How HH Hancock III Root Canal Endodontist Saves Cracked And Broken Teeth

One of the most important ways to preserve endodontic treatment from HH Hancock III Root Canal Endodontist is by the placement of a crown. Your general dentist will place crowns to help out with many different dental health problems. Some of those include:

  • Covering a dental implant.
  • For a cosmetic modification.
  • Protecting a broken tooth or one that has been severely worn down.
  • Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
  • Protecting a weak tooth from decay or holding parts of a cracked tooth together.
  • Restoring an already broken tooth from further damage.
  • Holding a dental bridge in place.

To schedule a consultation regarding a dental crown, give us a call at +1(919)781-9905 or email us.

We look forward to hearing from you!