The team at Queen Anne Family Dental will fix your dental crowns today. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that our experts place over a patient’s tooth, to cover the tooth. These help in restoring the size, strength, and shape of the tooth, as well as strengthening and improving its appearance.
Why do You Need a Dental Crown?
Our experts will recommend dental crowns if your teeth are weak, often because of decay or damage. The dental crown holds the tooth together in place, thus preventing it from breaking. Also, dental crowns help in restoring broken teeth that have significantly worn down. We can also use crowns to cover dental bridges, severely discolored or misshapen teeth, or to cover a dental implant. Some people request dental crowns from us just for cosmetic modification purposes.
Different Types of Dental Crowns
Here at Queen Anne Family Dental we offer various types of dental crowns. However, this depends on the patient’s preference as well as the dentist’s recommendation. Here are some of the dental crowns that you should expect to find at our office.
Dental crowns made of all-resin material are not as expensive as other types of dental crowns. However, these dental crowns have one shortcoming. They usually wear down with time, and they can easily fracture.
All Porcelain or All-Ceramic
These dental crowns will give you a much better natural teeth color match compared with other dental crowns. These dental crowns are more ideal for anyone allergic to metal, and they can be used for the back and front teeth.
Metal Dental Crowns
Metal dental crowns are composed of alloys with a high content of platinum or gold or alloys made of base-metal such as nickel-chromium and cobalt-chromium. These dental crowns can withstand chewing and biting forces, and they are probably the most durable option when it comes to wear and tear. Also, these crowns rarely break or chip. However, they do have a drawback—their metallic color.
Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
These are prefabricated dental crowns that our dentists use on a patient’s permanent teeth temporarily. These crowns protect your fillings or teeth as you wait for the permanent crown to be made. When it comes to children, we use stainless steel crowns to fit over their primary teeth. These crowns usually cover the entire tooth, thus protecting it from further decay.
As the primary tooth comes out to create room for the child’s permanent teeth, the dental crown will naturally come out with the tooth. Generally, stainless steel dental crowns are ideal for children’s teeth since they don’t need regular dental visits.
Unlike metallic crowns, our experts can color match these dental crowns to your teeth. Also, these dental crowns have almost the same appearance as your natural teeth. However, it is important to note that the porcelain part can also break-off or chip. These dental crowns are ideal for both front or back teeth, and also bridges, especially where we need to use the metal to strengthen the teeth.
Contact the experienced professionals here at Queen Anne Family Dental at (206) 424-4450 today if you have any questions about crowns.