Porcelain is the key for dental crowns
Dental crowns have a significant place in the role of helping patients restore their smile. Crowns have always been necessary as an attractive and durable solution to fix teeth that have been worn down, injured by trauma, or marred by decay. Porcelain is the material of choice because of its strength, and its uncanny resemblance to the natural tooth. Dental crowns have had a drawback and the problem was not with porcelain, it was with metal. The crowns are made of porcelain, but they are lined with metal and this metal often created dark lines along the gum line. If it were not for this dark line, it would be virtually impossible to distinguish a crown from natural teeth.
However, cosmetic dentists who practice on the cutting edge of technology have been certified for a procedure that creates beautiful porcelain crowns. These crowns restore damaged teeth and are natural-looking, they can be made right in the dental office in as little as one appointment. This means that the patient does not have to wait for days to have their crowns crafted in an outside lab and saves another trip to the dentist.
Porcelain smile makeovers
Porcelain crowns without metal have great aesthetic potential. The new technology allows your restorations to provide all the necessary strength, without unsightly metal detracting from the beauty of your smile. Once you understand the versatility and the strength of these porcelain crowns, you will find them so attractive that you will be enthusiastic about replacing all you old crowns, especially the old noticeable metal crowns. The end result will be a dramatic smile makeover, with a mouth full of natural looking teeth.
Thanks to CEREC® technology, your cosmetic dentists can custom craft and place all-ceramic restorations in one visit. In the past, porcelain crowns, porcelain dental veneers, and even fillings required at least two visits. The first visit was to take impressions and place temporary caps where the permanent restoration would be placed. This also meant that if you damaged or lost the temporary cap before your crowns were created, you could add an extra dental visit. Then naturally, the next visit was for the permanent bonding of your crowns.
CEREC® is a computer-guided system that creates crowns and other restorations right in your dental office. This does not mean that they are lower quality. Quite the contrary, these restorations are made of the highest quality materials. Not only do they look great, they also play a role in strengthening your teeth. The end result is a beautiful, durable tooth restoration that will last for years to come. With CEREC® technology you can get the smile of your dreams in one visit.
CEREC® technology in the Carolinas
The Ballantyne Center for dentistry is one of the few cosmetic dentistry practices in North Carolina and South Carolina to offer CEREC® technology to craft porcelain crowns and porcelain dental veneers.
At the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, they have helped thousands of patients in Charlotte, NC with a complete smile restoration. They have been doing it affordably, quickly, and comfortably. The dentists are experts in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, which simply means that they help people in all situations and from all walks of life, achieve the smile they have always wanted. To learn more about porcelain crowns and the benefits of having your smile restored, contact the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry today.