Placed over the top of a damaged tooth, dental crowns are used to restore the size and shape of your tooth while improving the appearance. Dental crowns are cemented into place and, if fitted properly, will fully encase your entire tooth just above your gum line.

Why Dental Crowns?

According to CEREC Dental Crown provider, Dr. Paul Shinto, dental crowns are used to protect weak teeth from tooth decay. If part of your tooth is cracked or broken, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists may recommend dental crowns if you have severely worn teeth or need to cover or support a tooth with a large filling. If you don’t have much of your natural tooth left, a dental crown would most likely be the preferred procedure. Teeth with natural bridges, dental implants, severely discolored or misshaped teeth can also be transformed with dental crowns. Sometimes your dentist may recommend dental crowns for your kid’s baby teeth.

What Type of Dental Crown is Right for Me?

Stainless steel crowns are used as a temporary crown while your crown is being made. Stainless steel crowns are also used on children’s teeth, as multiple dental visits are not needed. The crown is used to cover the whole tooth preventing further decay. When the baby tooth comes out to make way for the adult tooth, the crown will come with it.

Metal Crowns-The metals used in metal crowns include nickel, gold, chromium, and other base-metal alloys. Metal crowns are great for back teeth. However, the metallic color is one of the biggest drawbacks when it comes to metal crowns.

Porcelain Fused to Metal-Matched to your natural or restored teeth, these types of crowns are not as sturdy as metal crowns and can actually chip or break. Be aware that over time, the metal underlying on the porcelain part of your crown may begin to show through, especially if your gums are starting to recede. These are great for back or front teeth and long dental bridges.

Resin-Less expensive than other dental crowns, resin crowns are best suited for front teeth. Resin should be avoided on molars as your crowns will wear down and be more prone to cracks and breaks.

All Ceramic All Porcelain-These types of dental crowns can be matched to your natural or restored teeth and are best for front teeth. All Ceramic and Porcelain crowns can break or chip and are not the best option when it comes to dental crowns.

CEREC-Eliminating multiple dental visits, CEREC Crowns offer patients an alternative to conventional crowns, and best of all, you can walk out of the office in a single dental visit with your new CEREC Dental Crown. CEREC is matched to the rest of your teeth using CAD/CAM Dentistry. This revolutionary system is available from Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists and is a strong and natural looking solution if you are in need of a dental crown.

If you would like more information regarding CEREC Crowns or just need a check up, call or click and schedule and appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto today.