All-Ceramic Crowns – Maple Valley, WA
Choose a Natural-Looking Solution
Now, severely damaged or decayed teeth can be saved with dental crowns. Although they have a bad reputation for being unsightly, they now look like natural teeth. All-ceramic crowns in Maple Valley do not use any metals to create them. Instead, they are made completely from ceramic materials, which allows them to be easily customizable. They are crafted to match your real teeth to blend in seamlessly when you smile. At Four Corners Family Dentistry, we make the exact restoration you need to improve the health, function, and appearance of your tooth.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns are quite diverse and widely used in restorative dentistry to rehabilitate a tooth. By placing a protective cap on it, it prevents additional damage from occurring while also restoring its function. It is not uncommon for them to be used in combination with other treatments, like a root canal, dental bridge, or dental implants.
With the availability of all-ceramic material, they also hold a commonplace in cosmetic dentistry as well. They can be used to improve the color, size, and shape of a tooth. In some cases, they are even used in preventive dentistry to protect a weakened tooth from breaking, like one that has suffered strain from clenching or grinding.
Benefits of All-Ceramic Crowns
In the past, metal crowns were widely used in dentistry because they are an affordable and durable solution. While they are beneficial, they come with certain disadvantages, like their dark appearance, which can cause you to feel insecure when you smile. Over time, they can also cause your gum tissue to darken where it meets the crown. In some cases, they may not even be an option for those who have metal allergies.
All-ceramic crowns are hypoallergenic and resolve the disadvantages associated with traditional options. Your crown is designed to meet your exact specifications using digital scans of your tooth. It will fit snuggly over it to protect it from further complications. You can chew with it, and it will match your enamel color. You will smile with confidence knowing it looks and feels natural.
Maintaining Your Crown
With the right aftercare, your crown can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. To protect its longevity, there are several things you can do:
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Floss your teeth and around the crown well every night.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for cleaning and checkup.
- Do not chew overly hard foods with it.
- Do not chew on inedible objects, like pencils.
- Do not use your teeth as tools, such as to open packages.
Even with the best care, it can become damaged or fall off over time. If this should happen to you, we can easily replace it.
Invest in Your Smile Today!
If you need a dental crown, enjoy a natural-looking solution with an all-ceramic crown. We will design the exact restoration you need to save your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.