Crowns like a great deal of other things in dentistry have actually come a long way over the last 10-20 years and we strive to provide the latest and greatest advancements to our patients in our Encinitas dental practice. There is a brand-new class of porcelain crowns that are durable and visually pleasing. Simply put they look natural, not artificial, and they hold up under chewing pressure without breaking. Even as brief as 5-10 years ago this was not the case. They have been out long enough to have actually withstood the test of time.
Porcelain crowns are developed by fusing ceramics at heats so that a difficult compound is formed looking like tooth enamel. The most recent generation of porcelain utilizes a computer system created base over which porcelain is baked to produce a very strong, natural looking restoration.
Most caps in the past were made with metal under the porcelain for reinforcement. This was since all porcelain crowns would eventually break due to chewing pressure. Now with brand-new laboratory processes, it is possible to produce all-porcelain crowns that will hold up under the chewing pressure applied to back teeth. They provide an outstanding selection, specifically for patients who have concerns about dental metals. They are likewise a cosmetic, non-toxic option for tooth restoration.
Veneers are ultra-thin sheets of porcelain or composite resin that are produced for bonding to the surface of teeth. This procedure is specifically helpful in changing the look or repairing of broken teeth. Veneers might be especially desirable on for cosmetic treatment of the front teeth. Another procedure connected with veneers called laminating, is fabricated by applying a thin layer of composite resin or porcelain to the surface of a tooth for aesthetic results.
Veneers are more suitable to crowns for anterior (front) teeth because they enable even more tooth structure to be saved. The tooth could end up being lost completely if they break throughout therapy due to their smaller size. Is possible to effectively crown front teeth.
Now with new laboratory processes, it is possible to produce all-porcelain crowns that will hold up under the chewing pressure used to back teeth. Veneers are more suitable to crowns for anterior (front) teeth because they permit more tooth structure to be saved. Is possible to successfully crown front teeth.