At Park Avenue Dental, we offer dental crowns to repair cracked, broken or damaged teeth. We take care to match the color of the dental crowns to the color of your teeth, creating a seamless appearance with the existing teeth. As part of our restorative dentistry services, our dental crowns serve to protect and preserve your smile for years to come!
Our Metal-Free Crowns
Crowns are a common restorative dental device that can eliminate the evidence of decay or injury and return form and function to cracked, broken, or damaged teeth. Also called caps, crowns are dental prosthetics that fit seamlessly over the tooth in order to hide the poor condition of a tooth while continuing to support the proper structures of the mouth.
While Park Avenue Dental can meet the requests of patients desiring gold dental crowns, we recommend ceramic crowns due to their visual appeal and effective functionality.
What Are Ceramic Crowns?
Ceramic crowns, also known as porcelain crowns, are widely considered the most lifelike options available for dental restorations. Patients who receive ceramic crowns can receive picturesque cosmetic results and can avoid many of the complications that come with other prosthetics such as metal, porcelain fused to gold, or all gold crowns. The pure white, translucent surface of ceramic crowns spare patients many of the allergic reactions and uncomfortable vulnerability to extreme temperatures that are common to metal crowns. As ceramic is a material that closely mimics the composition of real teeth and that does not conduct heat or cold very well, ceramic crowns expand and contract at rates almost equal to those of the natural tooth beneath them, so no cracking or sensitivity occurs.
Benefits of Ceramic Crowns
There are many benefits of ceramic crowns, including:
- Thinner, lighter material – Ceramic crowns consist of a thinner material that results in a lighter prosthetic, and as ceramic crowns are chemically bonded to the tooth, our dentists are able to conserve as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while increasing the strength and durability of the tooth.
- Compatible with the body – Ceramic crowns are also compatible with the body and will allow the gum tissue to grow alongside them. While in the past, ceramic crowns have been best suited for the front teeth only, modern dental advancements have empowered ceramic crowns with the sturdiness and endurance necessary to restore teeth in both the posterior and anterior regions of the mouth.
Dental Crowns at Park Avenue Dental
At Park Avenue Dental, we make every effort to ensure that the process of placing your ceramic crown is quick and comfortable, and we communicate with you throughout the procedure in order to secure your complete happiness with the fitting of the crown. Call us today to schedule a consultation with our friendly, qualified dentists!