Find out How to Strengthen Damaged Teeth
By Avenue Dental Group
January 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Could dental crowns give you the aesthetic and restorative dental care you need?

A broken tooth that’s left untreated can cause some serious issues. If you value your oral health, as we know you do, you’ll want to see dental crownsour Menomonee Falls, WI restorative dentists, Dr. Brian Stark and Dr. Thomas Dudley. A weak, infected, broken or fractured tooth requires the utmost care to make sure that it remains protected, and often the best way to do this is with a dental crown.

What is a dental crown?

Many people already known what a crown is but in case you don’t, they are hollow caps that are designed to look like the crown of a tooth. They are cemented into place over a tooth that is damaged, malformed or weak to make the tooth stronger or more attractive and to prevent further damage from happening in the future.

Are there different kinds of crowns?

Absolutely. There are some that are made from tooth-colored materials and others that are made from gold or other metal alloys. Of course, most people wonder why anyone would choose a metal crown when they could get one that most resembles their teeth. Well, as our Menomonee Falls general dentists will tell you, these all-metal crowns tend to be more durable than composite resin or porcelain crowns.

People consider metal crowns if they need to replace or support a damaged back tooth, as these teeth deal with more chewing and jaw pressure than front teeth. And since they are in the back of your smile they are less recognizable. Of course, this doesn’t mean that porcelain crowns aren’t strong. They are made from resilient material too; it just isn’t as strong as metal. This may mean that these tooth-colored crowns will have to be replaced a bit more than other kinds.

Of course, there is a middle ground between the two. There are some dental crowns that contain a porcelain crown that is fused together with a metal base. Therefore, you get a lot of the strength of metal crowns but the attractiveness of a porcelain restoration. However, this isn’t an ideal option for those who also have receding gums, as the metal will be visible.

Don’t live with a damaged smile. You deserve so much better, and the dental experts at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI are ready to give you back that healthy smile. Give us a call today!