When Do You Need a Crown?
A porcelain crown is necessary when a tooth is broken down so much that a filling won’t be a strong enough way to restore it. The tooth could be broken, cracked, excessively worn, have a large amount of decay or a large old filling, or deep discolorations.
When a porcelain crown is done by a highly-skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Jenny Miller, it will look absolutely beautiful too.
The Beauty of Porcelain Crowns
Ceramic crowns provide a natural-looking appearance with the same texture, translucency, and color as the surrounding teeth.
Historically, a metal foundation was required for a crown to provide adequate strength. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are functional, but they present some esthetic issues. With modern advances in bonding technology and techniques, ceramic crowns have proven to be durable enough for back teeth. Dr. Miller has perfected the advanced techniques required to place these beautiful restorations and prefers metal-free, all-porcelain crowns. Please visit our metal-free dentistry section to learn more about this.
Porcelain Crowns on Front Teeth
Dr. Miller excels in perfectly matching single tooth crowns of front teeth. For example, many dentists will recommend two crowns when one of the central incisors needs to be restored. This is because it is extremely difficult to get a perfect match on the two front teeth. But not at Dr. Miller’s office. With our in-house dental laboratory, her husband is her master ceramist. He will create a customized stain for the crown during the same appointment and keep manipulating the gradation until it blends in flawlessly. This eliminates the need for the crown to be sent out to the lab and wait for weeks to see exactly how it will look when it returns. Even the most talented cosmetic dentist offices will require the patient to return multiple times to achieve a perfect match.
At Hamburg Expressions, our in-house laboratory arrangement provides patients with added convenience and most importantly, a guaranteed beautiful result. No one will ever know you have had any work done.