All Ceramic Restorations
When you need a dental crown on one of your front teeth, you may worry about noticeable dental work getting in the way of your beautiful smile. Fortunately, there is a better alternative. An all-ceramic restoration is a dental crown made out of beautiful, natural-looking dental ceramic. Dr. Guardiola is your dentist in Wylie, TX providing all-ceramic restorations.
Dental ceramic looks and feels just like the natural tooth enamel that surrounds it. And when cared for properly, an all-ceramic restoration can last for years and years after its application. Learn more about the restorative solution today.
When You Need a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are thin, tooth-shaped coverings that are securely bonded on top of a damaged or severely decayed tooth. Also called a cap, the restoration can be used to…
- Hold together parts of a broken tooth
- Restore a decayed tooth when there is not enough room for a filling
- Bring strength to a weak or worn tooth
- Restore a dental implant
- Replace a missing tooth
- Make cosmetic improvements to a flawed front tooth
Dental crowns can come in a variety of materials. They may be made out of porcelain or ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold, zirconia, or metal alloys. The all-ceramic dental crown is the strong, effective, and aesthetic option for restoring or replacing a tooth in the front of the smile.
Multiple Benefits of Ceramic
When aesthetics are a primary concern, dental ceramic offers a number of advantages compared to crowns made out of porcelain fused to metal, gold, metal, or other metal alloys. Some of the most significant benefits of an all-ceramic restoration include…
- The material is biocompatible and esthetic.
- Hard ceramic withstands the usual force.
- Ceramic is less sensitive to heat and cold.
- There is no gray line or visible metal at all with white ceramic.
While all-ceramic is usually the best choice for teeth in the front of the smile, patients with a high sensitivity to metal may opt for an all-ceramic restoration in the back teeth, too.
How to Care for Your All-Ceramic Crown
After you have had your all-ceramic restoration placed, you can expect it to last for many years with proper care. Sometimes a ceramic crown can even last for a lifetime. Brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist as recommended every six months to keep the teeth and gums surrounding your crown healthy.
If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, it is a good idea to invest in a custom mouthguard or night guard to protect your restoration as well as the rest of your natural teeth.
If you notice your crown has broken or become loose, contact your dentist immediately for repair.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are in need of a natural-looking solution for repairing one or more teeth the front of your smile, we invite you to get in touch with your cosmetic dentist in Wylie, TX. Dr. Guardiola provides sturdy, beautiful all-ceramic restorations from the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. Schedule an appointment today!