Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

3 Advantages Of Ceramic Crowns

by Charlotte Beck

If you have discussed your oral health with a dentist and have come to the conclusion that you need to have one or more crowns installed, you will have multiple options available to you. Crowns come in various types, including metal alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) and more. But if you are looking for the highest quality option, many dentists will tell you that ceramic is the way to go. Here are three reasons why ceramic crowns may be the best option for your upcoming dental procedure.

It Simply Looks Better

Of all the options available to you, ceramic crowns tend to look the most realistic.  Ceramic crowns are made completely out of one material, unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and this material will more closely match the look of natural tooth enamel. For this reason, ceramic crowns are generally selected for spots like the front teeth where they will be highly visible.

No Metal To Try and Hide Later On

While PFM crowns are popular due to the mix of porcelain with the affordability of metal, they can also cause issues that all-ceramic crowns don't tend to have. The metal part of a PFM crown is going to lie right at the base of the crown. If your gum line starts to recede, your teeth are going to start looking very strange because people will be able to see both the ceramic and part of the metal.


If you are concerned about putting a foreign object permanently into your mouth, you can rest easy knowing that ceramic crowns tend to have high biocompatibility. Ceramic is not very abrasive, unlike porcelain and metal. If you already have gum problems, this can be a big plus because it can allow the gum line to naturally grow back around the ceramic, something that is more difficult to do with another type of material. Also keep in mind that some individuals may be allergic to some types of metal. If you think you may have some type of sensitivity, then ceramic is the way to go.

If some of your tooth enamel has degraded to the point where the installation of one or more crowns is needed, you may be given several options by your dentist. Metal or porcelain-to-metal crowns may be more affordable, but if you want the most natural look possible, then ceramic crowns are the way to go. Ceramic is also more bio-compatible than some of your other options. Visit Pittsburgh Dental Spa for more information.


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Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.