Dental Crowns in Wollaston, MA
Restorative dental treatments allow Dr. James McDonough to reverse the wearing down of teeth. One of the most versatile treatments our dentist offers is a crown made of dental ceramic, which offers both functional and aesthetic benefits. Wollaston Dental Group – James McDonough uses porcelain crowns in Quincy, Milton, Braintree, Dorchester, and the surrounding communities.
The Benefits of Porcelain
There are several materials from which a dental crown can be made. Traditionally, a silvery mixture of metals or gold was used in crowns. These metals make the crown as durable as possible, strengthening the weakened tooth, but they also stand out in the smile.
Dental porcelain provides a much better compromise between durability and cosmetic needs than silver or gold crowns. Porcelain has the same color and translucence as a naturally healthy tooth, and it has the strength to stand up to biting and chewing. Porcelain is not only a practical option for returning function, it also has the aesthetic quality to blend naturally into the smile. In many cases, patients can receive a porcelain crown and gain a more comprehensive benefit from it than they may have received from a metal crown.
When Do You Need a Crown?
Crowns are caps that cover the visible portion of a tooth in order to rebuild its structure and protect it from debris and oral bacteria, preventing further decay. The cosmetic benefits of porcelain also help the tooth look as healthy as it has become.
- Facial injuries and other trauma can cause a tooth to chip and crack, exposing its internal systems to oral bacteria and subsequent decay. A porcelain crown can seal off and reinforce a cracked tooth, preventing further damage.
- A cavity that is too large to be restored with a filling can instead be restored with a crown.
- Adding a porcelain crown is the last step in a root canal treatment.
Contact Us for Your Restorative Needs
Wollaston Dental Group – James McDonough provides porcelain crowns to patients form our office in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy. We help patients from all nearby communities restore the health of their smile through these crowns and several other restorative services. For more information about how we can improve your smile’s health, call us today!