Crowns Have Come of Age
- Posted on: Oct 30 2017
Ah, the rite of passage we call “coming of age.” What a wonderful experience it is to realize you have the knowledge and internal fortitude to bring your best into the world. Just as every individual human evolves and becomes better with time – and, yes, with age – so do technologies. So do dental treatments and medicine and everything else of use in modern society. Here, we want to point out the wonderful ways in which dental crowns have come of age.
The New Face of Dental Crowns
Historically, the only objective in crown treatment was to restore the adequate structure to a tooth that had been badly damaged. Long-term restoration is still the primary goal when we craft a crown, but there’s more. Today, we understand the value of a beautiful smile. We have ways in which to preserve authentic beauty, even when restoring teeth. The way we do that is with the highest quality dental porcelain.
Porcelain crowns offer benefits that include:
- Natural appearance. We are fortunate to live in a time when dental repairs do not have to detract from the organic appearance of the smile. Dental porcelain is an excellent material for both restoring strength, and for reinstating the appearance, a tooth should have. When a porcelain crown is affixed over a tooth, the nuances of translucency and sheen are preserved. This is to such an extent that no one can tell the difference between the repaired tooth and those around it.
- Natural feel. Porcelain crowns are made to fit well over natural tooth structure, right to the gum line. The affixed crown can bite and chew without feeling different than natural teeth. Also, when the tongue glides over a porcelain crown, it will not be met with a sensation that is different from natural teeth. Interestingly enough, this is important. The tongue knows how teeth should feel, and a rough texture would immediately feel awkward.
- Long-term strength. Of course, we want a great smile. But if a restoration couldn’t sustain normal function, it wouldn’t be very valuable, now, would it? Dental porcelain is durable enough to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing day after day, year after year.
Now that we have better, more attractive ways to restore damaged teeth, dentistry is much more of a beneficial service to every patient. Learn more about crown treatment in our Golden, CO office. Call (303) 277-9600.
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