Are you tired of trying to hide your metal dental crown every time you laugh or smile? Feeling unconfident in your smile can certainly take a toll on your mental health. If so, it might be time to consider upgrading to a metal-free alternative.
While the aesthetic benefits are obvious, there are other reasons to opt for a metal-free crown replacement. Continue reading to learn why.
1. They are More Biocompatible
This is just a fancy word that means “body-friendly.” Metal-free crowns are less likely to conduct temperature, reducing sensitivity to hot and cold substances. This makes them a more comfortable and biocompatible choice for individuals with sensitive teeth or gums.
2. They Have Great Durability
The biggest draw of metal crowns is how durable they are. While metal is very resilient, advances in dental materials have led to the development of very robust non-metal options. These ceramic crowns can easily withstand the forces of biting and chewing, offering long-lasting treatment.
3. They Preserve More Tooth Structure
Metal-free crowns often require less tooth structure removal during the preparation process. This preservation of tooth structure is better for maintaining the overall health and strength of the tooth being restored.
4. They Don’t Trigger Metal Allergies
Some patients may experience allergic reactions to the metals used in traditional crowns. This can range from itchy gums and dry mouth to ulcers and burning mouth syndrome. Opting for a metal-free crown eliminates the risk of discomfort from a triggered allergy.
5. They Are Corrosion Resistant
Porcelain crowns don’t corrode like metal ones do. This ensures that your new dental restoration maintains its stability and appearance over time. Nothing is worse than having a corroded crown fall out or continually show up in photos.
If you’re convinced that you need to switch out your metal crowns for porcelain versions, your dentist can help. Schedule an appointment and have them examine your old metal crowns before you continue. Once you’ve had your crowns replaced, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
About the Practice
At Advanced Dental Treatment Center, Dr. “Bill” Carini and Dr. Kirsten Farr work together to preserve and restore the smiles of their patients. With advanced dental technology and comprehensive training, they create customized treatment plans for all your dental health needs including crowns. If you’re looking for a great experience at the dentist, you’ve come to the right place. To schedule an appointment, call (414) 209-7465 or visit the website to delve into their other services.