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The Disadvantages of Porcelain Crowns

A porcelain crown

Teeth can become weak due to extensive damage to the teeth, or certain dental procedures, or worn from age or neglect. When this happens your dentist can fit a crown, which will protect the tooth against future damage for up to 20 years. Crowns then are ‘covers’ for our teeth that fit over the chewing surface and over and around the outside surfaces like a glove. This can be used then to cover abscesses thus protecting exposed nerves and preventing food from getting trapped inside the gaps between the cusps in our teeth. Continue reading

What Is the Compostion of Porcelain Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is prostheses that replicates the features of a tooth that it is replacing, and will be fixed onto the tooth after the tooth it is replacing has been cut down. There are a few ways to classify a dental crown, and if it is classified according to its composition, there are three types: porcelain crown, porcelain fused metal (PFM) crown, and metal crown. Continue reading