A crown can return structure, strength and function to a tooth that has undergone extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit smoothly and to function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect the tooth from further damage and preserve the natural alignment of the jaw.
Many recent breakthroughs in adhesive materials, combined with the development of stronger porcelain materials, allowed dentists to make crowns entirely out of porcelain. These all-porcelain crowns maintain transparency that makes it difficult to tell them from the natural tooth. Without metal, there is no more problem of a dark line at the edge of the gums.
Besides esthetic component, metal-free crowns are best choice for people with allergies to nickel and other metals. Also, porcelain crowns can be placed at the edge of the tooth above the gumline and that is much healthier for both tooth and gums.
Today, a variety of metal-free crowns are available. Most are based on porcelain (ceramic) with different supplements to improve properties of crown material. All ceramic crowns are biocompatible, strong and come with a warranty that can last up to five years.
Ensure the quality of your dental tourism experience in Mexico by booking your appointment with a dentist accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Dental emergencies arise at the least likely of times. Take an anecdote for example from an American Airlines stewardess on a trans-pacific flight from Hong Kong to Dallas, Texas.
Did you know that is harder to anesthetize red haired people than the others? They need 20% more of the common anesthetic to achieve the same effect. It is clear that this refers only to natural red haired persons.