Floral crowns may be all the rage in bridal fashion, but when it comes to dentistry, porcelain is what is turning heads, in a good way. Dental porcelain is a durable material that can be used to craft both long-lasting restorations, like dental crowns, and cosmetic enhancements, like veneers. But it is porcelain dental crowns that have proven particularly useful, as they can restore smiles after issues like cavities, infections, and even chips or cracks, but they can also be used to complete a smile after tooth loss! So if you know you need restorative dentistry, don’t worry that it will be the end of your gorgeous smile. Instead, talk to your dentist about the many esthetic – and functional – benefits of restoring your smile with a porcelain crown!
How Can a Porcelain Crown Help Your Smile?
Porcelain is incredibly similar to natural teeth enamel, in both its stain-resistance and its chip-resistance. This is one of the reasons it has become a popular material for use in dental prosthetics and enhancements. Because of their strength, porcelain crowns can be brushed like natural teeth, so long as you use a non-abrasive toothpaste. And with proper care they can easily last a decade or more!
Another benefit of porcelain crowns is that they can be affixed directly to teeth, used as part of a dental bridge to support a prosthetic tooth, or even as a replacement tooth in conjunction with a dental implant. In fact, many patients choose porcelain crowns as prosthetics because of how seamlessly they can blend with their smiles, so that people will continue to notice their beautiful smiles, not their restorative dental work!