The Benefits of Dental Crowns

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
June 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

How dental crowns from your cosmetic dentist in Pittsburgh, PA, can enhance your smile

There are many ways dental crowns can enhance your smile. They can make your smile stronger by restoring your chewing function. They crown-and-bridgecan also make your smile more beautiful by replacing unnatural-looking metal fillings with crowns that blend perfectly with your smile. Dr. Gary W. Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA, offers a full range of dental services including crowns to give you the smile you deserve.

Dental crowns from your cosmetic dentist strengthen your teeth because they cover the entire tooth surface above the gumline, holding your tooth together. When you bite down on a dental crown, the biting pressure and stress is shared evenly across your entire tooth, preventing the tooth from breaking. A large dental filling can actually weaken a tooth by dividing the tooth into sections, so when you bite down, a section of tooth could break off.

One of the great benefits of dental crowns is that they can also make your smile visually appealing. Instead of seeing a smile full of unnatural-looking metal, dental crowns allow others to see a beautiful, white smile.

Today’s dental crown materials like porcelain enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Porcelain is one of the most popular crown materials because porcelain closely resembles the look of tooth enamel. It’s also light reflective, just like tooth enamel. The natural-looking appearance of porcelain allows your smile to look undamaged and beautiful.

In addition to porcelain, you can also choose porcelain attached to a metal underlay, known as a PFM crown. These crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the added strength of metal, so they are a great choice for back teeth where you need increased strength for chewing.

Dental crowns are one of the most popular restorative treatments because they provide:

  • Excellent coverage and strength for teeth that are worn down or damaged
  • A beautiful, natural-looking alternative to large metal fillings
  • Increased resistance to stains because of the materials used
  • Increased chewing surface area so you can chew your food better
  • Long-lasting beauty and protection for your smile as you age

Both you and your smile can benefit from dental crowns. To find out more about why dental crowns are an excellent choice to restore your smile, call your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gary W. Machiko, in Pittsburgh, PA, today!