Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime but can become decayed or damaged over time. While composite fillings can treat minor dental damage, extensive decay or damage require larger restorations. Porcelain dental crowns are natural-looking restorations that repair, protect, and beautify compromised teeth.
Dr. Colleen Williamson at Grand Dental Arts places high-quality porcelain crowns that breathe life into functionally or cosmetically challenged teeth. So, if you need a dental crown in Toms River, New Jersey, you can trust our dental team for expert care.
Benefits of porcelain dental crowns
Although dental crowns can be fabricated from gold, metal, or resin, we prefer porcelain for its natural-looking appearance. Porcelain can be shaded to match the color of the surrounding teeth. When your crowns blend with your natural teeth, restorative dental work becomes virtually undetectable.
The other benefits of porcelain crowns include the following:
Stain-resistant: Unlike your teeth, porcelain is non-porous, meaning it can’t absorb stains. The impermeable nature of porcelain means it stays white even as you enjoy your favorite foods and drinks
Low maintenance: Caring for dental crowns is similar to maintaining natural teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing your teeth to keep your crowns looking brand-new. Also, don’t use your teeth to bite hard substances, and see a dentist every six months for routine check-ups
Durability: Porcelain crowns are nearly as durable as your natural teeth. With proper care, your dental crowns can last up to 15 years
Metal-free: Porcelain is an excellent alternative for patients allergic to metal restorations. Porcelain isn’t abrasive to your teeth and gums, making it a safer option
Comfortable: Whereas metal crowns may feel heavy in your mouth, porcelain is much more lightweight for increased comfort. Besides, porcelain can be molded into any shape and size to fit snugly over your teeth. Most patients forget their teeth are crowned within days after treatment
We recommend a dental crown to protect the remaining structure of a tooth pronounced damaged or decayed. However, our aim isn’t just restoring your tooth — we ensure we give your tooth an esthetic lift by using beautiful-looking porcelain crowns.