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Dentist Near Me - Dental Crowns & Bridges

Do you need a dental crown but are uncertain about the various options? Dental crowns, which can be constructed of porcelain, metal, or zirconia, are commonly used to restore the structure and function of injured teeth. It is a “cap” placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. Crowns can be used to cover a large filling, protect a weak tooth, hold a dental bridge, cover a dental implant, cover a root canal, and even for cosmetic purposes.

Monroe Family Dentistry strives to be as conservative as possible. Our uniqueness is that our dental crowns contain no metal. It is the responsible method to practice dentistry. In the past, “crown or filling” was the only restorative option available from your family dentist. With advancements in adhesion techniques and porcelain systems, we can provide more traditional alternatives, such as inlays and onlays. Sometimes, a full-coverage crown may be the best option, such as when the tooth has extensive damage or decay or when we are replacing an old crown. Porcelain is the best material for replicating natural enamel and dentine.

No more metal.

The processes for generating high-quality porcelain restorations were weaker in the past than they are now; hence, the crown’s basis had to be made of metal, which was then fused to porcelain. That metal can be seen through the gum tissue, causing an ugly black line at the tooth’s root. Modern porcelain designs do not require the use of metal .

Monroe Family Dentistry does not use metal dental crowns for two main reasons:

Natural gum cannot be replicated when metal is underlying the porcelain. It completely alters the way light reflects and refracts off the porcelain. Except for titanium, the human body dislikes the presence of metal in delicate gum tissue.

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