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Are Porcelain Crowns Strong Enough for My Smile?

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Well may you ask! You want a healthy, straight, glowing smile, and you certainly should not have to compromise on that when you have restorative treatment done. Your dentist takes pride in delivering quality results that lend strength and beauty to your smile. When it is recommend that you have a porcelain crown placed, are you worried at all that it may not withstand the forces of biting and chewing? Let’s discuss the function and benefits of porcelain crowns.

  • A crown is thicker and stronger than a veneer. Porcelain veneers will cover only the outer portion of front teeth to correct cosmetic deficiencies, but crowns are designed in a much more durable way in order to be able to withstand the forces of chewing.
  • Porcelain crowns are versatile, and can be shaped to fit just about any tooth to remedy several different problems.
  • In addition to restoring and protecting a tooth broken down by decay or trauma, a crown can help to close up a gap between teeth or to create a whiter smile.
  • Porcelain crowns are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth because of how well the material matches natural tooth hue and texture.
  • Porcelain is resistant to stain.
  • Some patients like the added strength of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, but some prefer all-porcelain which leave no unsightly portion of the crown to be revealed, even when the gum-line recedes.

The crown you may need is dependent upon which tooth requires treatment and upon your preferences. Talk with your dentist about available treatment options you are interested in a porcelain crown that is both beautiful and durable.

Posted on behalf of:
Muccioli Dental
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 389-9955


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