All Porcelain Crowns

Posted by on May 10, 2013

All Porcelain Crowns

The most beautiful crown for a tooth is, without question, all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns. With the old porcelain fused to metal crowns, there has to be an opaque layer put over the metal to block out its color. This makes it impossible to have a translucent restoration that mimics the translucency of natural teeth. Only with pure porcelain or pure ceramic can you have such translucency. They also have that distinct blue or black line near the gums that ruins that natural look.

 

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All porcelain molar crown

Recent breakthroughs in adhesives, combined with the development of stronger porcelain materials, allow us to make crowns entirely out of porcelain. All-porcelain crowns maintain a translucency that makes them hard to tell from natural teeth. Without metal, the problem of a dark line at the edge of the gums is eliminated. This allows us to place the edge of the crown above the gumline, and that’s healthier for your tooth and gums.