Pros and Cons of Porcelain Crowns

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One thing that patients who are getting a dental crown will quickly learn is that there are three primary types of crowns.

The reason a dental crown is needed is to help repair a badly damaged or decayed tooth. Because the dental crown is able to protect the natural tooth root, it is always recommended by a dentist when it is known that the tooth has become damaged or decayed too much to be saved any other way.

A dentist's primary goal and focus are always in saving a person's natural teeth and roots while keeping them in place in the mouth to ensure no other oral health issues pop up.

The pros and cons of porcelain dental crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are one of the leading choices for people that are looking to replace their teeth. They are an option that is durable and looks the most like natural teeth.

Below, we are going to cover some of the pros and cons of having porcelain dental crowns.

Pro: Can be formed to natural tooth shapes

The porcelain is used to cap and cover the tooth's natural root. Luckily, porcelain has the ability to be formed to look just like a person’s natural teeth and brighten a person’s smile. Porcelain crowns are typically suggested for the front teeth in the mouth.

Pro: Almost impossible to spot

Because they can look almost identical to natural teeth, porcelain crowns are an excellent option for people who want to be discreet. The material that is used in porcelain crowns can take the hue of a person’s natural teeth, making it almost impossible to spot.

Pro: No allergic reactions

Porcelain crowns are made using a material that is considered to be bio-compatible. This means that a person having an allergic reaction to the material is impossible. For people who are more sensitive to allergens, porcelain crowns are an excellent choice and can ease any worries about an allergic reaction.

Con: Porcelain can be fragile

The porcelain material can be fragile and crack or chip if chewed on forcefully. Although people do not typically choose all-porcelain crowns for teeth primarily used for chewing in the back of the mouth, knowing to take things easy is essential.

Con: The original tooth is ground away more

One thing that is done to prepare the tooth to have the crown installed is grinding away the tooth. For porcelain crowns, it is required that the tooth be ground down more than with other options.

Con: Can cause an increase in hot and cold sensitivity

Because more of the tooth structure is ground away to make the area ready for porcelain crowns, sensitivity to hot and cold and be increased more than before the crown.

Have more questions about porcelain crowns?

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions. We are always ready to answer additional questions you may have about porcelain crowns. We are happy to help guide you to make the best decisions for your teeth and oral health.

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