You may know this restoration as a cap, but we generally officially call them dental crowns. There was a time when they were made out of various metals including amalgam and gold. You can still get a metal crown, but most people appreciate crowns that blend into your smile through the use of either porcelain or composite resin. We have spoken about dental crowns in previous blogs. Today Dr. Aziza Askari, your Farmington Hills dentist, will test your knowledge on these versatile restorations.
Q1. True or false: Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are the ultimate choice for your most visible teeth. Q2. True or false: Procera crowns were long ago recalled and if you have any you should get them replaced. Q3. True or false: Dental crowns are a relatively quick dental procedure.
A1. FALSE – Though PFM crowns showed astounding potential for a time by combining the aesthetics of porcelain with the strength of metal, there ended up being a common problem with this particular type of restoration. Crowns are designed to fully cover the entire visible surface of an infected or damaged tooth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal can create an unsightly visible line at the edge your gums. Pressed or layered porcelain has become the new standard for strength and cosmetic benefits in crowns.
A2. FALSE – Your Farmington Hills dentist highly recommends and prefers the all-ceramic Procera crown. Compared to traditional crowns, the material used for Procera is longer lasting and provides more flawless color-matching possibilities.
A3. FALSE – Dental crowns can generally be completed in just two short visits. Your first appointment will be for examination, impressions, measurements, and preparation. The time between appointments is usually about one week. You will have a temporary crown for the interim so that you don’t have to be embarrassed or have any issues of dental functionality.
Dental Crowns from Farmington Hills Dentist
If you would like to consult with your Farmington Hills dentist about Procera crowns or any general dentistry needs, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)474-6434 for a consultation. We are happy to serve patients of all ages, from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.