Dentistry is a unique profession. We don’t just deliver a service, but a product too. Dental crowns, or caps, among many other types of restorations are delivered daily in the dental practice. But, what separates a “good” dental crown procedure from a “bad” one? Connolly Family Dentistry believes that there are two factors that play into installing a successful dental crown: a skilled dentist and quality restorative materials. Your dentist in Sewell combines both by offering dental crowns crafted from high-quality zirconia.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The crown is used to restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. After crowns are cemented in place, they fully encase the visible portion of a tooth that lies above the gum line. But, why would you need a dental crown? Any of our dentists may find it necessary for a patient to have a crown installed if they are experiencing any of these oral health issues:
- Decayed or cracked teeth
- Broken or severely worn down teeth
- Needing extra coverage for a large filling
- Needing support holding a dental bridge in place
- Needing coverage for a deformed or severely discolored tooth
- Needing coverage for a dental implant
How do zirconia crowns differ from other dental crowns?
Zirconia crowns have quickly become the preferred material for dental crowns. Zirconia is a very strong substance that can endure the wear and tear of everyday use. When looking at zirconia crowns, it’s undeniable that they’re highly aesthetic—they even reflect light like a natural tooth.
Another great benefit of zirconia crowns is that they’re strong enough to be used anywhere in the mouth. They’re often placed in spaces that are compact or areas that experience a lot of daily stress specifically because of their strength and endurance. Your body is also able to adapt to them easily because of their biocompatibility, making it a great choice for patients with metallic allergies. One of the biggest benefits of crowns from zirconia is their ability to solve your dental problem quickly. Our office has the software and technology to produce a crown during your visit with no need for a temporary crown or additional office visits.
Are zirconia crowns right for me?
Have you been the patient that has always experienced difficult allergic reactions to metal dental products? Or do you cringe at the idea of having dark spots of metal scattered throughout your smile? Our cosmetic dentists would be more than happy to determine whether zirconia is right for you during a consultation visit. During your visit, one of our friendly dentists will evaluate your overall oral health. Besides assessing your teeth and gums, we can steer you towards the treatment plan that will truly benefit you. Our office serves the cosmetic and restorative dentistry needs of residents in Sewell, Mullica Hill, and Washington Township, and many more surrounding areas. Give us a call today to make your first appointment!