Porcelain crowns preserve and protect badly damaged or worn teeth. In Baton Rouge, Dr. Brooksher uses porcelain crowns to beautifully restore teeth and refresh smiles.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A porcelain crown is commonly referred to as a “cap.” It completely covers a badly worn, damaged, or decayed tooth. Also, dental crowns are used to make a dental bridge for replacing one or more missing teeth.
Types of Crowns
Although all-porcelain crowns don’t have a metal foundation like traditional crowns, they are still very durable. Advanced dental technology uses layers of porcelain to mimic natural tooth color, translucence, and gloss.
Zirconia, or zirconium dioxide, crowns have several benefits:
- Strength – They are extraordinarily strong—so strong that zirconium dioxide is often referred to as ceramic steel.
- Metal-free – If you have metal allergies or sensitivities, there is virtually no risk of a reaction to these crowns.
- Zirconia can be adapted to match the opacity or translucence of your natural teeth.
- When used on front teeth, it is common to cut back the zirconia, and a layer of porcelain is baked on the surface to achieve lifelike results.
- When used on a back tooth, a zirconia crown is cast as a single unit to increase durability. The results still look natural.
e.max crowns are made of a glass-ceramic—lithium disilicate—which is highly aesthetic and extremely strong. e.max crowns beautifully match tooth color, translucence, and gloss.
Crowns from a Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Brooksher is one of ten dentists in Louisiana—and one of fewer than 350 in the world—accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His advanced training and skill will provide you with dental crowns that enhance your smile and look completely natural.
The photos below show how Dr. Brooksher transformed a patient’s teeth that were worn, discolored, uneven, and that had gaps between them. He used crowns to to give this patient a beautiful smile.
If you’re interested in natural-looking crowns to restore your teeth and enhance your smile, call us to schedule a ten-minute complimentary consultation, or request an appointment online.