Eventually, decaying teeth will need to be removed. If you’re missing several teeth, your oral bone structure can start to collapse. Ceramic is one of the best materials for dental restorations, and a crown will protect your tooth for many years. The problem with metallic materials is that they’re very noticeable, which can have a negative impact on your smile. All-ceramic dental crowns serve as great alternatives to metal crowns and bridges.
Why Choose All-Ceramic Dental Crowns?
Dental ceramic looks, feels and acts like real teeth, which is why it’s such a popular material. The exterior of a crown made entirely from ceramic will reflect light like natural teeth, and nobody will know that you’ve had dental work performed.
Another advantage of ceramic is its ability to resist stains, which will allow it to retain its natural color for many years. All-ceramic dental crowns work well for restoring damaged teeth, and they’re especially useful for filling the gaps created by missing teeth.
A dental crown is made of a thin material designed to be placed directly over a decayed tooth. If decay has caused major damage to the structure of the tooth, a crown might be the only option to save it. We can even attach several crowns together to form a dental bridge.
Why Are All-Ceramic Dental Crowns Used?
Dental crowns can restore teeth that have sustained severe damage from decay or injury. They’re suitable for replacing one or more teeth. A crown might also be used to restore a filling that is broken or malfunctioning. A crown can improve the appearance of a front tooth, and it’s viewed as the final step in the process for a root canal.
How Are All-Ceramic Dental Crowns Different?
These types of crowns are made completely out of ceramic. In terms of aesthetics, they’re much more desirable to look at than other materials. Ceramic is a great material for dental crowns because it can be customized to match the color of your other teeth. Since it looks, feels and acts like natural teeth, an all-ceramic crown offers several great benefits.
One of the major benefits of ceramic is its composition, which is biocompatible. This unique quality prevents it from causing your gums to pull back, and your periodontal tissue will stay healthy.
What Is the Procedure Like?
If you decide to get an all-ceramic crown, the procedure is almost identical to what you’d expect when getting a crown made from other materials. Depending on the unique features within your mouth, you’ll need to make two to three visits to our office. During the first visit, the enamel on the target tooth will be reshaped. We’ll also take dental impressions for the crown.
When you return for the final visit, the finished crown will be installed in your mouth, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits that come with a beautiful dental crown. If you have decaying teeth that can be fixed with an all-ceramic crown, visit the office of Dr. Michael Sohl. Our dentist can help you restore your healthiest, most beautiful smile. To learn more about the benefits of all-ceramic dental crowns, schedule your consultation with us today.