Types and benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns have a range of cosmetic and restorative uses. They are commonly used to provide additional support to damaged teeth, or to mask dental flaws such as misshapen teeth.

In general, the main advantages of having a crown are:

  • Looks (aesthetics). You can improve the colour and the shape of the tooth or teeth with crowns. Porcelain has a more natural appearance and is much more resistant to stains than white fillingmaterial (composite).
  • Protection. They provide the best possible protection to a heavily broken down tooth.
  • Long lasting. Studies have shown that crowns last longer than any other type of dental restoration including all types of filling and implants. That said, they aren’t as good as natural teeth and once prepared for a crown, a tooth will always need a crown- there’s no going back.

There are many types of dental crowns. In this infographic explained in detail.

If you are interested in undergoing a dental treatment such as placement of dental crowns or any dental treatments in West Dental Clinic, contact us today. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your smile.


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