Crowns are often useful for restoring strength and function to teeth injured by decay, dental erosion, or trauma, since they cover and protect damaged teeth and restore their shape, appearance, and chewing surface. In the past, crowns were made of porcelain but lined with metal, and they often created dark lines by the gums. However, porcelain crowns are now available at our Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, making dental crowns an attractive option for patients needing to restore damaged teeth.
Porcelain crowns have great aesthetic potential, as they can allow your teeth to be beautiful, natural-looking, and completely metal-free. These restorations provide all the necessary strength, without detracting from the beauty of your smile. Porcelain crowns are so attractive they can even be used in a dramatic smile makeover! In addition to placing our own porcelain crowns, our dentists take pride in replacing old, noticeable, or unstable metal crowns with beautiful porcelain restorations. Some of the latest dental mateirals to be accepted by the dental industry are all Zirconium crowns, commonly referred to as Bruxzir™ crowns. These crowns are incredibly durable and perform very well for almost every patient. IPS e.max™ crowns are also incredibly durable and are now widely accepted by dentists to create beautiful smiles. We use both of these mateirals, fabricated in only the best dental laboratories, in our dental practice. To learn more about the benefits of having your smile restored with porcelain crowns, contact the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry today.
For patients who are missing one or more teeth, a porcelain bridge can be an excellent option. It can be a less expensive option, especially for the patient whose gums and remaining tooth structure are healthy enough to support the restoration. Today, dental bridges are also attractive and can provide a beautiful result.
Old metal bridges, like metal crowns, can lead to an unsatisfactory cosmetic result. For that reason, the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry offers porcelain dental bridges. We can replace old, unsightly metal bridges with porcelain ones. These porcelain bridges blend flawlessly with natural teeth and can be used as part of a complete smile makeover, restoring both function and aesthetic appeal to damaged smiles. Similar materials used in dental crowns as mentioned above, are now used in fixed dental bridges as well. You can have your missing teeth replaced in one office visit! To learn more about how our dentists can revamp your smile with porcelain dental bridges at our Charlotte, North Carolina dental spa, contact us today.