Tooth crowns are an important dental restoration. They protect damaged, vulnerable teeth. At Desert Smiles, we offer the following types of tooth crowns for our patients:
- All-porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are precisely matched to the color of your teeth. You can even have your teeth whitened beforehand, and then match the crown to your bright smile. These crowns are durable and strong, effectively restoring a weakened tooth. Yet they are also the most aesthetically pleasing tooth crowns available.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Although porcelain crowns are quite durable, they are more susceptible to breaking and wear than other types of crowns. They are a very good option for front teeth, but for molars, where a lot of chewing force is exerted, a porcelain-fused-to-metal option may be better. These crowns have the strength of metal without the unsightliness of metal.
- Gold crowns. Gold crowns are occasionally recommended. These crowns are used much less often than other types of crowns, mainly because of their distracting appearance in your smile.
The only way to know which type of tooth crown will best protect your teeth is to visit experienced Glendale dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox. Our dental team will make sure you know all of your options for a treatment approach that will yield a healthy, beautiful, strong smile.
If you live in Glendale and want to know if a tooth crown is right for your dental health, then please call Desert Smiles, at 602-978-1790, to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox! Dr. Wilcox is proud to serve people from across the greater Phoenix area, including Scottsdale and Peoria.