Crowns are commonly used to restore damaged or decayed tooth enamel. The exact material that your Foreversmile Dentistry dentist recommends for your crown will be based on the tooth’s location and its primary function in your mouth.
To restore a tooth in your smile, one of Foreversmile Dentistry’s dentists might recommend installing a porcelain crown. Porcelain can be shaded to match the enamel of the surrounding teeth. This allows them to be nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. This makes then very appealing for many cosmetic dentistry applications.
If a premolar or incisor is visible at the edge of your smile, then your dentist might recommend using a special porcelain crown fused to a metal core. This will give the tooth the added strength needed for biting off hard foods.
Molars and premolars are called upon to do a lot of chewing and grinding of tough and crunchy foodst. This makes durable gold alloy and base metal alloy crowns a good choice for these teeth. Since gold and base metals are noticeably different from your natural tooth enamel, it makes then a poor choice for restoring a tooth in your smile.
If you have a tooth that you think needs restoration via a crown, you should call Foreversmile Dentistry’s clinic in Miami, Florida at 305-274-0425 to schedule an appointment.