When dealing with a broken or chipped tooth, a dentist may recommend the placement of a crown. If you are worried that a crown is going to negatively impact the look and function of your teeth, then we have great news for you! Thanks to advancements in dentistry, there are much more reliable options than traditional metal crowns. We have non-metal crown options available for a tooth in any location of your mouth.
If a patient needs a crown on a tooth in their smile line, then usually our patients’ biggest concern is how the crown will affect the look of their smile. When dealing with this concern, we usually recommend a ceramic crown. This type of crown is the optimal choice if the patient is looking for the most aesthetically pleasing option available. We want to ensure that our patients leave with a confident smile!
When applying a crown to a tooth outside of the smile line, a zirconia crown will most likely be recommended because of its strength. When placing a crown on a tooth outside of the smile line, strength is the most important factor. This is because these teeth are utilized the most when chewing food. A zirconia crown can withstand the force of every-day chewing which will help your crown last longer than other options available.
Dr. Zola Makrauer and Dr. Julie Miller are very experienced when it comes to dealing with non-metal crowns and will ensure a professionally customized and created crown is applied for each individual patient. Dr. Makrauer or Dr. Miller will evaluate your unique situation and concerns to provide you with the best possible option available. If you are interested in finding out if a ceramic or zirconia crown is the best choice for you, then call Huntingdon Valley Arts today to schedule a consultation!