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Could a Crown Be the Restorative Treatment for You?

added on: June 30, 2016

No matter how hard you try to care for and protect your teeth, there may be times when you still face dental issues that will require restorative treatment. From trauma to a tooth suffered through a sports injury, accident or even while chewing, to cavity-causing decay, there are a number of potential problems that could require a trip to your restorative dentist. Fortunately there is one form of treatment that is frequently advised for dealing with these and other dental issues, because of how effectively it can be used to protect a damaged tooth and how beautifully it can do so. If you have suffered an injury or damage to a tooth, talk to your restorative dentist about how a dental crown could help.

The Many Reasons to Consider Porcelain Crowns

Dental porcelain makes an ideal material for both restorative and cosmetic dental work, because it is both strong and cosmetically pleasing. That is largely because the porcelain is similar to natural teeth enamel.

Porcelain is both strong and naturally stain-resistant, allowing many patients to enjoy their crowns for ten years or more, with proper dental care.

Plus, unlike metal crowns, which can be easily spotted, porcelain crowns can be made to closely match existing teeth in shape, size, shade and even contouring, so most people won’t be able to recognize that you’ve had any dental work completed.

Another benefit of opting for porcelain crowns is that they are often more comfortable, since porcelain does not conduct as much heat as metal. It is also a safer choice for patients with any metal allergies or sensitivities.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.