Porcelain Crowns

Dental crowns are needed when teeth start to wear down, crack or break. This is due to a variety of factors such as teeth grinding, an improper bite, fillings, tooth decay and age. In these instances, a dental crown adds strength, stability, and durability to the affected tooth. The most common porcelain crown restoration, placed by most general dentists today, utilizes a metal lining covered with porcelain. These types of restorations are not as natural in appearance because light is not able to pass through porcelain-metal crowns as it does with a natural tooth resulting in an opaque or flat looking tooth. Often times these types of traditional crowns leave a dark or gray line next to the gum line

At our dental office at Washington Square Philadelphia, we are proud to offer a natural looking alternative - all-ceramic non-metal crowns! With these newer restorations, porcelain crowns, you will notice the “life-like” appearance that mimics natural teeth and does not produce the black gum line so common with so many porcelain-metal crowns

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