In the olden days, crowns were only possible in one material, metal. While metal is a functional repair, there is no getting away from the fact that metal teeth are simply not attractive. Not to mention, some patients have allergies to metal, which can cause painful irritations. Now, there are two main types of crowns, ceramic crowns and porcelain crowns.
However, ceramic crowns are not as durable as porcelain crowns. On the other hand, porcelain crowns offer all the benefit of a crown without compromising on aesthetics.
The Initial Consultation for Porcelain Crowns
During your consultation, we will ask for information on your general health and wellbeing, as well as taking into account your dental history. If you have any dental anxieties, they will also be addressed during this consultation.
A thorough examination of your teeth and mouth will be undertaken, so that we can determine the extent of the work that needs to be carried out. We will also request that x-rays are taken. All of these steps will help us build a clear picture of your oral health.
Good Candidates for Porcelain Crowns
We may recommend a crown as the best course of action if:
- You have a broken or severely worn down tooth.
- You have a large cavity in a tooth.
- You already have a larger filling in the tooth.
- You need to replace an older crown that is damaged.
- You need to replace an older crown where the tooth has decayed.
- You have a cracked tooth that needs to be held together.
- You have a weak tooth that is at risk of breaking.
- Your tooth is an unusual shape.
- You have a tooth that requires a larger filling than is possible.
- You have a discolored tooth.