The inception of crown (or cap) placement dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian times. While their crowns were made of gold and were meant to showcase wealth, today crowns reinforce weaker teeth for improved oral function. Furthermore, technological advancements have made these restorative dental repairs practically undetectable to the untrained eye. With the creation of all-porcelain (or all-ceramic) tooth colored crowns your Rochester, MN dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, can improve and rejuvenate your smile.
Say Goodbye to Metal Crowns
Originally, crown placement meant having a dark-colored cap on one of your teeth. Though this may not seem like an issue for back teeth, like molars, having a metal crown on your front teeth, like incisors and canines, doesn’t appeal to the eye. The introduction of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns improved dental appearances. The porcelain material offered an appeasing repair, however, the underlying metal created a visibly dark line at the edge of your gums. With an all-porcelain crown, you’ll receive a beautifully repaired tooth that possesses longevity and durability.
The reason why all-porcelain crowns have such astounding success is because the porcelain material mimics the color and light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth. This allows the tooth colored crown to blend-in almost faultlessly to your surrounding teeth for optimal results.
Placing Your Natural-Looking Restoration
Though the placement of an all-ceramic crown isn’t particularly difficult, the procedure does require a number of steps. First, Dr. Calcagno will prepare the tooth by reshaping it to fit the crown. After the preparation, the dentist will take an impression of the newly-restructured tooth. The impression is then sent either to a dental laboratory, where a ceramist can create the crown, or you can choose to have the impression made in-house with the use of the CEREC system. This state-of-the-art machinery can construct porcelain crowns (and even veneers) right in your Rochester, MN dental office.
As soon as the restoration is made, the doctor bonds the tooth colored crown to the prepared tooth. She will ensure the crown color-matches and fits well before completing the procedure.
Visit Calcagno Family Dentistry for Exceptional Dental Care
Your smile can have uniformity and beauty with the placement of an all-porcelain crown. If you would like to have your smile corrected without the use of traditional metal crowns, then talk to your Rochester, MN dentist about tooth colored crowns. To schedule an appointment call our office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.