Restore Your Teeth To Perfection With Porcelain Crowns

Restore Your Teeth To Perfection With Porcelain Crowns

Who doesn’t want a perfect smile? PR Newswire reports that nearly one-third of Americans say the first thing they notice about someone’s face is their teeth. What’s more is that having a beautiful, white smile can actually cause others to perceive you as more successful. The same study found that people with straight teeth were seen as 58 percent more likely to be successful and wealthy. And it was also reported that approximately 3 in 5 Americans would rather have a nice smile than clear skin and a third of these people would give up dessert for a year to do so.

But we’ve got good news. You don’t need to give up dessert or clear skin to get beautiful teeth! You just need to invest some time and money at your dentist’s office. Selecting a dentist with plenty of experience in cosmetic dentistry procedures like crowns and veneers is crucial.

One of the most effective and fastest ways to achieve a gorgeous, glowing smile is through porcelain crowns.

Porcelain Crowns for Perfecting Your Smile

Porcelain crowns are perfect for solving aesthetic dental issues including spaces between teeth, unsightly stains, chipped or broken teeth, rotated or twisted teeth or uneven gum lines.

A porcelain crown is a prosthetic object that is cemented to your original tooth. It replaces the external portion of your tooth down to the gum level. It not only covers the compromised tooth, it strengthens it and improves appearance.

Most dentists start with a mock up — a trial smile, if you will. After that, an impression is made. Then your dentist will taper down your tooth for the crown to be cemented on top. A temporary crown is then placed while the final version is made at a dental lab. When the crown is finished, it is placed and fitted.

Why porcelain? It is the most aesthetically pleasing option you can choose. It mimics the appearance of natural teeth in color and translucency; and even better than natural teeth, porcelain is highly stain resistant. Talk about a win-win!

The only time when porcelain crowns might not be so great is if you need to replace back teeth. These teeth have strong bite force and many experts agree that a stronger material is often preferred over porcelain. The American Dental Association recommends gold and metal alloy in these instances. And they have this awesome chart that compare and contrasts every material! Also, those who suffer from bruxism might want to avoid porcelain because it can be grinded away.

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