Dental crowns in Anderson are an excellent option for covering a tooth that's been broken, damaged, or decayed while protecting your remaining natural tooth structure. A crown fits over your tooth down to the gum line, so you have the aesthetics and function you enjoyed before. Tooth crowns are an excellent solution for delivering aesthetics and function to your smile.
There are generally three types of dental crowns that Dr. Carter uses to repair teeth, and today, we will go over the pros and cons of each type.
Ceramic Porcelain Crowns
Ceramic all-porcelain crowns are a durable and aesthetic option for your smile. Made of customizable ceramic porcelain, Dr. Carter can design your porcelain crown to blend with your teeth for a flawless, unnoticeable finish.
If you care for them like your natural teeth, porcelain crowns can last many years. Excellent care of your crowns includes consistent brushing and flossing, being careful to avoid biting directly into hard foods, and bi-annual checkups with your dentist that include examinations and yearly x-rays.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns
This type of crown has a metal base covered with ceramic porcelain. While the metal adds durability to your restoration, it's also slightly visible at the top, which detracts from the aesthetics of your smile. Dr. Carter may recommend this crown for teeth that aren't visible in your smile line but also take the brunt of your chewing force.
Gold crowns are the most durable and long-lasting option for restoring a tooth. Dr. Carter will choose a gold crown for molars in the back of your mouth because they do most of the hard work of chewing your food.