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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!

Unhappy with your smile? With options like porcelain crowns and bridges, Dr. Gary Machiko can help you love your smile again. His dental restorative dentistrypractice is located in Pittsburgh, PA. He offers a full range of dental services, including crowns and bridges. Read on to find out how porcelain crowns and bridges can improve your smile.

Porcelain Crowns Overview

Porcelain crowns are caps that a dentist can put on teeth. A crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the visible portion of a tooth. Porcelain crowns are routinely used to restore broken, weakened, and badly decayed teeth. They are also used to protect teeth following root canal treatment. Porcelain crowns are fabricated using porcelain or "engineered" dental ceramic. 

Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are the most popular type of crowns because they resemble natural teeth. Porcelain dental crowns are a great choice for front teeth. Nothing gives the same translucency, depth, and luster like a porcelain crown. Porcelain crowns are not just beautiful, they are also very durable. They can be expected to withstand biting and chewing forces well.

Dental Bridge Overview

A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental crowns are made to fit on either side of your dental gap with a fabricated tooth in between them. A fixed dental bridge is shaped and colored to look like your natural teeth. Unlike a partial denture, a fixed dental bridge can only be removed by your Pittsburgh, PA, dentist because it's attached to your mouth.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. Dental bridges can fill in your smile's gaps and improve your appearance. When people lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth begin to shift out of place. Dental implants can prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of place. Tooth loss can also make it difficult for people to chew food. With a dental bridge, you will experience a dramatic improvement in chewing ability.

Unhappy with your smile or your current crowns and bridges? Custom fabricated crowns and bridges by the finest labs in California and New York ensure a completely natural and brilliant smile. Start your journey today! Call Dr. Gary Machiko at 412-367-1319 right now to schedule an appointment in Pittsburgh, PA. A smile makeover will give you the confidence to smile again and enjoy the things you used to love doing. Remember, it's never too late to improve your smile.