Through the years, patients of Richard D. Weigand, DDS have had the greatest success and satisfaction with dental crowns made from porcelain. Crowns are designed to fit over a healthy, natural tooth to repair cosmetic flaws. Additionally, they may be placed over natural tooth structure that has been prepared, a process whereby decayed and infected tissues are removed. These crowns can be made from a range of materials, and they are placed and bonded securely over the tooth like a crown fits snugly over a person’s head. All porcelain teeth crowns in Spokane, WA at the office of Dr. Richard Weigand have many advantages over crowns made from other types of materials, including metals like gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM).
The many benefits of porcelain crowns include:
- They are a great imitator – No material replicates the appearance, feel, and function of a natural and healthy tooth quite like dental porcelain. It even reflects light like a natural tooth!
- Stain-resistance – Your chronic coffee habit will not leave behind lasting discoloration on your new and improved teeth. Restorations made from porcelain are particularly popular, because they continue to look a stunning and healthy white for years to come (with good oral hygiene and routine cleanings at our office, of course).
- They are healthy – It is common for patients to have sensitivities and allergies to metals. Some patients who have crowns made from other materials, such as PFM, experience persistent bleeding of the gums around the crowned tooth. This bleeding and tenderness can occur even with consistent brushing and flossing. Porcelain does not carry these risks, because this dental ceramic has a great deal of oral tissue compatibility. It gets along well with natural tissues!
- A great value for healthy, beautiful smiles that last. Today’s dental porcelain combines beauty with durability. So, you can enjoy healthy function for years with little more maintenance than the usual good home care and check-ups. Additionally, the appearance of porcelain does not deteriorate like other materials; for instance, the metal core underneath the porcelain can peek through PFM crowns over time. As gums recede, you will notice the metal in the form of a dark line or grayish discoloration at the areas where the gums and teeth meet.
All treatments, including restorative work like teeth crowns, start with a consultation. Call [phone] to schedule yours at Richard D. Weigand, DDS in Spokane, WA.