Ceramic crowns: the key to beauty in restorative dental care
By Tracy Taddey, D.D.S.
Most dental patients associate restorative dentistry with unattractive gold alloy crowns – solutions built to last, but at the expense of patient aesthetics. As dental technology continues to advance, however, attractive ceramic options are becoming increasingly available for visible restorative work; and while the time-tested alloy crowns may still be ideal for invisible areas of the mouth, all-ceramic restorations are raising the standard when it comes to attractive, affordable and high-quality smile enhancement.
The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that, for current restoration patients, aesthetic acceptability is “the primary concern” when assessing crown materials. For years, patient choice was practically nonexistent, and gold alloy crowns were the only viable solution for safe and long-lasting work. But with the advent of ceramic products like Lava dental crowns – all-ceramic restorations made on a zirconia base – strong, biocompatible tooth-colored restoration is now a viable reality. Industry professionals can attest to the precise fit enabled by Lava crowns’ computer-aided design and manufacturing, as well as the restoration materials themselves; and patients appreciate the natural appearance and aesthetic improvement made possible by Lava technology.
Aesthetic restorations and expert dentistry for San Diego patients
Restorative dental crowns are an important part of overall oral health for many individuals. Over time, teeth are prone to wear, cracks and even breakage – and crowns are an essential solution to age and injury-related decay. For restorative work in areas of the mouth that won’t be seen by anyone other than a dentist, gold alloy crowns are still a patient’s best option for maximum longevity. When it comes to visible restoration, however, Lava crowns offer the ideal blend of strength, safety and aesthetics – and because the ceramic material can be used to reshape and whiten teeth, patients who select Lava crowns can achieve not only healthier teeth, but a dramatically improved smile into the bargain.
At our La Jolla dentist office, we take pride in offering the latest technological advances to our patients – from digital impression technology to Lava ceramic crowns – in order to provide full-spectrum, cutting-edge dental care for families and cosmetic patients alike. By melding the latest products and services with superior expertise and a friendly attitude, we hope to take the stress and discomfort out of dental treatment and achieve results that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are technically precise. To learn more about ceramic restorations at our San Diego office, visit us online: www.lajolladentist.com.
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