Naples, FL Porcelain Crowns
Have the aesthetics of your smile been compromised by previous dental work? At Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer natural-looking restorations that go unnoticed so you can go on smiling. Our crowns mimic the beauty and strength of natural teeth, so they’ll blend in perfectly.
When is a Crown Necessary?
A crown is needed when a filling alone isn’t strong enough to restore a decayed tooth. Once the compromised tooth structure has been removed, the crown is placed over the remaining healthy structure, protecting it on all sides. Crowns are also a part of dental implant and bridge restorations that replace missing teeth. With the important function that a crown serves, it’s important that it be made of a strong material. Fortunately, with advancements in dental technology, crowns made of new, stronger ceramics are now available.
Our Porcelain Crowns
When we’re doing dental work in your smile zone, our priority extends beyond providing a healthy restoration to ensuring a beautiful, seamless restoration. That is why, for teeth that will be visible when you smile, we only use crowns made of porcelain or other ceramics. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns, which are known for their strength, work well for back molars but should never be used on front teeth. As their name implies, these crowns are composed of porcelain baked over a metal base. The porcelain coating lends a natural color to a PFM crown, but the opacity of the metal underneath limits the crown’s overall aesthetics.
As you can see in the left of the two photos shown below, the PFM crowns weren’t able to blend seamlessly into the patient’s smile. And over time, the metal underneath caused a dark grey line to appear at the gum line. But once this patient had their PFM restorations replaced with porcelain ones, as shown in the right photo, it became much more difficult to tell the restored teeth from the natural teeth.
We invite you to experience the difference porcelain and ceramic crowns can make for your smile. Our options for anterior restorations include e.max and zirconia. E.max is a brand of crown made of lithium disilicate, a strong ceramic material, covered in porcelain. Zirconia is a type of ultra-strong ceramic often called “ceramic steel.”
Restore Your Smile at Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
“I was apprehensive about where to go for my cosmetic dentistry. I went in for a consultation and couldn’t have been more pleased. Dr. Eshra is a perfectionist! His staff immediately put me at ease. It’s apparent they love what they do. I had 6 crowns done. My upper teeth all in the front. I couldn’t be happier. At the end I received the biggest surprise of all. A non-alcoholic champagne toast for my new smile by all the staff.” — Leslee P.
If you’re ready to restore the beauty of your smile with aesthetic restorations, call our office at (239) 206-1500 to schedule an appointment for a dental exam. You can also request an appointment online, and we’ll reach out to schedule.
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