A Brief History of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that serve a multitude of purposes – they protect your tooth, enhance the aesthetic of your smile, and improve your overall oral health when properly maintained. Today, the team at Advanced Dental Care is going to discuss how far dental crown technology has come, as well as why you might want a crown yourself from a dentist in Brooklyn.
Years back, dentists used Full Caste Crowns – these are crowns made entirely of metal, and have since been outdated. These crowns are very problematic, being that they don’t resemble natural teeth, and leave a metallic taste in the mouth. Additionally, full caste crowns can interfere with a patient’s bite.
The next type of crown that came about per PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns, which were a drastic improvement from their predecessor. While these crowns more closely resemble natural teeth, they still contain metal – not the best material to use. When metals are used, however, dentists will opt for precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum. This is because these metal leave no metallic taste, and are extremely unlikely to cause allergic reactions.
Now we reach the type of crowns used today – e-max crowns. These crowns contain no metal whatsoever, and perfectly mimic your natural teeth. It should be noted that metal appliances are avoided as much as possible in cosmetic dentistry treatment, due to the reasons listed above.
Do you think crowns may be right for you? Contact the Advanced Dental Care office, and our knowledgeable staff will happily guide you towards the best cosmetic dentistry treatment. Or, visit us online below to learn even more!