What Are Dental Crowns Made From?
- Posted on: Jun 25 2014
It’s a concern Dr. Lindsey Marshall hears frequently: Patients who need dental restoration are uncertain about the decision because they don’t want metal making their smile look bad. For patients in Main Line who want an attractive, natural looking smile, Dr. Marshall offers dental crowns made from non-metal materials.
Metals used in dental restorations can contain potentially harmful substances like mercury. To protect her patients, Dr. Marshall uses no metal at her Main Line dentistry practice.
Instead, patients will be able to enjoy a healthy, natural smile with porcelain dental crowns. Some of the key benefits of dental porcelain include :
- No metal components, whether in the crown itself or the lining
- Custom single-visit crowns fabricated by our CEREC system
- Color of the material is matched to the shade of surrounding natural teeth
- Durability – the ceramic is roughly as strong as actual tooth enamel
- Ceramic elements don’t change shape when exposed to hot or cold
Although nobody looks forward to getting a dental crown or other restoration, porcelain crowns make it possible to repair chips, cracks, and other damage to your teeth inconspicuously while keeping your whole body healthy. Once the crown is bonded to your teeth, other people will be hard-pressed to see the work you’ve gotten done.
To learn more about dental crowns and their health and cosmetic benefits, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Marshall welcomes patients throughout the Main Line, including Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
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