What’s the Most Natural Looking Crown for Your Teeth?
Do you have a problem with chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth? These issues can be corrected with dental crowns. Crowns are artificial coverings that are placed over existing teeth to cover imperfections and strengthen weak teeth. If front teeth are the ones that need to be fixed, you’ll want the most natural-looking crowns to perfect your smile. At the office of Dr. Troy A. Schmedding in Walnut Creek, we’re more than happy to explain your crown options and perform the crown treatment you need.
Types of Crowns
There are three types of crowns you can choose to correct imperfections on your teeth. These are:
- All-resin Crowns
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain fused to Metal Crowns
Of these choices, resin crowns are the most affordable. They’re also the most delicate, breaking easily and having to be replaced often.
Porcelain crowns are the most natural-looking crowns you can get. They’re the perfect choice for front teeth as they blend in beautifully with surrounding teeth to complete your smile. By combining porcelain with metal (porcelain fused to metal crown), you benefit from the strength of metal with the pleasing appearance of porcelain. However, there is a risk of the metal showing through over the years.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
If natural appearance is important to you, porcelain crowns fit the bill. Porcelain crowns are durable, lasting up to 10 years or longer with proper care. They’re reasonably priced, compared to silver or gold crowns, lightweight, compatible with your body, and fit comfortably over your teeth. Most importantly, Dr. Troy A. Schmedding can match the color, size, and shape of your porcelain crown to surrounding teeth to give you the smile of your dreams.