Zirconia and Porcelain Crowns

Dental crowns are used to repair and restore decayed or broken teeth. While a filling restores a small area of your tooth, a dental crown surrounds the entire thing. Dental crowns serve as a shield and provide the tooth protection from outside elements. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth by restoring them to their natural shape, color, closing gaps, and fixing simple alignment issues.
 
Zirconia and porcelain are two common materials used to create this dental appliance. Both of which, are ideal for patients with allergies to metal. Your dentist discusses their advantages below:
 
Porcelain Crowns
 
Porcelain crowns are very popular and have many advantages. Their aesthetic appeal and ability match your natural teeth makes them a great choice for patients.
 
Typically, porcelain crowns are less expensive than zirconia crowns. However, but they can be more prone to breaking and cracking.
 
Zirconia Crowns
 
Zirconia crowns are extremely durable and long lasting. Some of their several advantages include:
-Natural appearance 
-Thin
-Strength
-Less of your tooth requires removal during procedure
-Safe and biocompatible
 
The strength of a zirconia crown is both a pro and con. The level of durability can wear on surrounding teeth over time. Scheduling and attending the recommended two routine cleanings per year will allow your dentist to spot and prevent any potential issue they may cause.
 
Crowns are often used within root canal therapy, dental bridge, and dental implant procedures. Crown procedures typically require two to three patient visits for completion. Once completed, dental crowns last a patient 15+ years if cared for properly. 
 
If you have any questions about dental crowns or would like to schedule an appointment with a top Wappinger Falls cosmetic dentist, please call our office today at (845) 223-9987. Our exceptional staff looks forward to speaking with you and we hope to see you soon!
 

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