What Are the Benefits of a Porcelain Crown?

There are any equally important benefits to restoring a damaged, decayed, or severely blemished tooth with a custom-designed dental crown. Made to completely cap the tooth, a crown prevents further dental damage while restoring the tooth’s ability to function as part of your bite. However, porcelain dental crowns offer a number of additional benefits for both your smile’s appearance and your overall dental health. Porcelain crowns are made to mimic not only your tooth’s dimensions, but also its unique color, shade, and ability to reflect light. Dental porcelain is also more biocompatible than other materials, such as metal.

A More Lifelike Appearance

Dental porcelain, or ceramic, is a popular material for both cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. For instance, wafer-thin veneers can be made from the ceramic to be placed on the front surfaces of one or more teeth, creating an instant smile makeover. In the case of a crown, the same cosmetic benefits apply, which is why porcelain crowns are often recommended to improve the esthetics of a tooth that is severely blemished.

Better Long-Term Oral Health

Like all crowns, a porcelain crown restores the health and strength of your tooth. However, porcelain is also highly biocompatible, meaning it’s kinder to your healthy, natural tooth structure. For example, porcelain causes minimal wear on your opposing teeth, which reduces your risks of experiencing further tooth damage and requiring another restorative procedure.

Find Out if a Porcelain Crown Can Benefit Your Smile

Besides being custom-designed to closely mimic the size, shape, and contour of your tooth, a porcelain crown also provides the additional benefits of a highly lifelike appearance and improved long-term oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Lake Bluff, Chicago, Libertyville, Gurnee, Highland Park, Vernon hills, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Bannockburn, Ravinia, and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.

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