Old Metallic Crowns

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are used to change or improve the structure of the teeth.

They are suitable for cracked, broken or decayed teeth. Traditionally, metallic crowns made of gold or gold alloy, chromium alloy, palladium, or nickel alloy were used for this purpose.

Why Think About Replacing Old Metallic Crowns?

Old metallic crowns are prone to wear and tear and their colour contrasts sharply with the whiteness of the surrounding teeth. Also, bacteria can build underneath the crown, leading to tooth decay or gum disease. Some people now prefer porcelain crowns to rebuild the teeth because these can be made to look and feel like natural teeth.formed.

What are the Benefits of Porcelain Crowns?

One of the major benefits is cosmetic as the very latest metal-free crowns use sophisticated porcelains that allow the light to be transmitted through the crown so the overall effect is incredibly natural. The technology used to make these crowns is often computerized so they will fit precisely over the prepared tooth, completely sealing out any bacteria and reducing the risk of leakages in the future.

If you would like our dentists to take a look, simply call us on (07) 4191 4787 and schedule a consultation. Lakeside Dental Spa is located at 8/6-8 Liuzzi St, Pialba Hervey Bay QLD 4655.