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Oct 7

Types of Dental Crowns

Posted on October 7, 2011 — by Thomas G. Zarger Jr., D.D.S.

It’s important that you visit your dentist regularly so that you receive necessary dental treatment as soon as possible. This means that any cavities can get filled before they progress, any gum problems can get addressed before the issue become more severe, and any other issues related to the health or appearance of your smile can be dealt with promptly. Of course, this doesn’t always happen and, on the same token, unforeseen accidents can result in immediate and pressing dental problems.

Restoring the Appearance of Your Smile

Whatever the case may be, you can rely on the team at our Knoxville cosmetic dentistry practice to help you with your dental care needs. Dr. Thomas Zarger and his staff are here to serve you and make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Dealing with Severe Tooth Decay and Damage

When your tooth is severely decayed or injured, it’s important that the damaged tooth material be removed and the remaining tooth material be capped. Doing this will prevent further damage of the tooth, reduce any pain or sensitivity that you may experience due to the tooth, and help provide an aesthetically appealing appearance to the affected tooth.

About Dental Crowns

The best option for such matters is Knoxville dental crowns. Dental crowns are caps that are fitten over and affected tooth in order to achieve the previously stated goals. With a cap in place, your smile looks great and your bite strength is back to what it should be.

Types of Dental Crowns

Over time, different kinds of dental crowns have been available. In fact, many such options are still available today. Let’s look at the types of dental crowns right now.

  • Metal Dental Crowns: Typically made of gold or a base-metal alloy, these crowns are probably the most well known kinds of crowns out there. Their main drawback is their appearance, which is quite noticeable.
  • All-Resin Dental Crowns: These crowns are made of ceramic composite material and are similar to the material used to make tooth-colored fillings.
  • All Ceramic Tooth-Colored Dental Crowns: These are sturdy tooth-colored crowns that, apart from metal crowns, are the kind of crowns most people are familiar with these days.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns: These types of dental crowns are metal covered with a porcelain coat. These crowns join stability with aesthetics.

While we prefer to use crowns that resemble natural tooth structure, we understand that each patient will have unique needs. We can discuss the best treatment option for your and your needs in more detail here at our practice.

Other Options for Restoring the Appearance of Your Smile

In addition to dental crowns, don’t forget that we also offer porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, bonding options, and many other dental care treatments that will suit your needs. We can discuss all of these and the above during a consultation at our practice.

Learn More About Dental Care Treatments

For more information about dental crowns and your many other options for effective dental care, be sure to contact our Knoxville cosmetic dentistry practice today.

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