Welcome to the first of many blogs from Dr. Richard M. Richman and Smiles Unlimited Dentistry, .P.C., designed to help you become better educated in dentistry as well as help you to get the smile you have always wanted.
A dental crown is a restoration that is placed over a tooth to restore a tooth to its original size and shape after it has been weakened beyond the practicality of a filling. An all-ceramic crown is a crown purely made from ceramic and no other materials, unlike crowns that use porcelain fused to metal. They are often preferred because they have a more natural color, are more effective when there is a minimal amount of space to work within, and also have a reduced risk of sensitivity to hot and cold foods or allergic reactions. Most of the time all-ceramic crowns are used in the front of the mouth. If you are looking to improve the cosmetic quality of your smile you may want to consider choosing an all-ceramic crown!
Above on the left is a porcelain fused to metal crown. On the right is an all-ceramic crown. Below is a before and after photography of Dr. Richard M. Richman using this technique on one of his patients at Smiles Unlimited Dentistry, P.C. On the left is a porcelain fused to metal crown which varied in color from the rest of the patient’s teeth. On the right is an all-ceramic crown which nicely matched his other teeth. This patient is now proud to show off his smile!
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