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What are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are cosmetic dentistry procedures that are recommended to people suffering from tooth decay, chipped, broken, or cracked teeth. They are used for both cosmetic and functional purposes. Dental crowns can be of different types depending on the preference and the budget of a patient. They can be custom-made to accommodate specific needs and preferences of the patient.

Here are the different types of dental crowns:

Metal crowns:

Metal crowns, also called as gold crowns, are made from an alloy blend, often gold being one of the ingredients. Metal crowns are very durable and there is little chance for breakage. They do not cause excessive wear or abrasion to the adjacent teeth. Although metal crowns can be used for any tooth, they are preferable for areas in the back of the mouth where appearance is not a concern.


Ceramic or porcelain crowns:

Ceramic or porcelain crowns resemble natural teeth. They produce the best cosmetic appearance. By using a computerized milling machine, they can either be handcrafted by a dental technician or carved from a solid block of ceramic or porcelain. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are used where the appearance of the tooth is a concern, such as the front row.

Porcelain bonded crowns:

Also known as porcelain fused to metal crowns, porcelain bonded crowns combine the strength of metal with the appearance of ceramic. They are cosmetically appealing. However, the metal may be visible over time.

Resin crowns:

Resin crowns are inexpensive and may not be very durable. Although they have a very natural appearance, they may wear down and are prone to cracks or breakage.

Zirconia crowns:

Zirconia crowns are made with some of the highest tech equipment and durable materials. They do not chip and break as often as porcelain or ceramic crowns. With zirconia crowns, only a minimal amount of tooth needs to be filled.

Contact Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates for dental crown treatment

Would you like to know if a dental crown is right for you? Contact the dentists at Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates for a consultation. Our staff is dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs and expectations of each and every patient who walks through our doors, and will give you the individualized professional care that you need and deserve. Call us 914-303-6150 or email at draki@drakicosmeticdentist.com.

 

Look Younger with Anti-Aging Dentistry Treatments

As people age, the appearance of their teeth and gums naturally begins to deteriorate. There is a variety of anti-aging dentistry treatments that can help people achieve a great smile and make them look years younger.

Anti-aging dentistry treatments to look younger

Some anti-aging dentistry treatments that can make people look younger are:

Teeth whitening:

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Consumption of dark sodas, red wine, coffee, and tea, along with lifestyle habits such as smoking, can discolor the teeth. Teeth whitening is a quick and inexpensive way to rejuvenate the appearance.

Dental implants:

Dental implants are one of the best anti-aging dentistry treatments available. They are false teeth that are placed into the gums to replace teeth that have either become chipped, misshapen or decayed beyond repair. This can make the smile have an overall improved appearance. Hence, dental implant treatments can support the facial structure and help people look younger.

Dentures:

Dentures can be used to replace either portions of teeth or the majority of teeth. Denture treatments are traditionally associated with the older crowd because it can be used to replace teeth that have become extremely decayed or discolored.

Dental crowns, bridges, and veneers:

Dental crowns, bridges, and veneers are other important anti-aging dentistry treatments that are becoming very popular. Dental crowns can be used to make teeth look more attractive. Dental bridges are false teeth that are held in place through the use of crowns on either side of the tooth gap. Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain, placed over the fronts of teeth to make them appear whiter.

Gum repairs:

When gums recede, they can be reshaped using specialized dental lasers to make them look younger and healthier. Healthy gums can give an attractive and a younger looking smile.

Contact the Office of Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates for Anti-aging Dentistry

If you have been thinking about anti-aging dentistry treatment, contact the office of

Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates.

We will determine which procedure will best suit you. Our staff is dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs and expectations of every patient who walks through the door. You will receive the individualized professional care that you deserve. To schedule an appointment, call us at 914-303-6150 or email at draki@drakicosmeticdentist.com.