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6 Reasons to Replace Your Metal Crown with an All-Ceramic Restoration

November 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — hmdentistry @ 2:45 am

Two ceramic dental crowns on a blue backgroundMetals have been used for generations to create dental crowns. They are durable and effective, but they can stick out like a sore thumb. Not to mention, they can cause adverse reactions in some patients. You have another option that looks natural. Here are 6 reasons to replace your old restoration with an all-ceramic crown.

1. Biocompatible Solution

Traditional dental crowns are made from several types of metals, like silver and gold. Unfortunately, they can cause allergic reactions in some patients. Modern restorations are made of all-ceramic materials. They are completely metal-free. As a result, there’s no risk of adverse reactions because porcelain crowns are biocompatible. 

2. Look Natural

You won’t have to worry about a dark crown being the focal point of your smile. Porcelain crowns are customizable. Your restoration will match the size, shape, and color of your teeth to blend in. Only a trained dental professional will be able to tell it isn’t natural. 

3. Long-Lasting Solution

The average lifespan of a dental crown is about 10 years, but it’s not uncommon for a restoration to thrive for a decade or longer. Various factors will affect the life expectancy of your restoration, like your oral hygiene habits. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental care will help you get the most from your crown.

4. Durable

Although ceramic crowns don’t contain any metals, they are equally durable. It may take a few days to get used to your new crown, but you may soon forget it is there. They can withstand the pressure of biting and chewing. While you can eat anything you want, your dentist will recommend limiting chewy and sticky foods to prevent additional wear and tear.

5. Affordable

Your dental insurance may cover some of the expenses for your new restoration. If it’s medically necessary, like when needing a replacement, your insurance can pay 50% of the costs after meeting your annual deductible. You have many solutions for any remaining balance, like monthly payments using CareCredit. You can enjoy little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval.

6. No Dark Line

Metal crowns can cause your gum tissue to darken over time. This doesn’t occur with all-ceramic crowns. A porcelain crown is more aesthetically pleasing overall when compared to metals. 

Don’t settle for less than the best. You can invest in a healthy, beautiful smile with a porcelain restoration. You’ll never think twice before showing off your pearly whites. 

About Dr. Hamid Mirsepasi

Dr. Mirsepasi earned his dental degree from Rutgers University Dental School and continued his education for 3 years to specialize in prosthodontics. He regularly continues his education to provide up-to-date services, like metal-free crowns. Dr. Mirsepasi is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Dental Association. Request an appointment through his website or call (972) 770-4629.

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