What is a dental crown?
Why should I get a dental crown?
What are the benefits of crowns?
At Smiles of Memorial, Dr. Viet Tran recommends porcelain crowns for patients that are restoring their front teeth or for patients that have a metal allergy. A full porcelain crown creates a translucent appearance that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. However, if you are receiving a restoration on your back or middle teeth, porcelain crowns are not recommended. Porcelain crowns are not as durable as traditional ceramic crowns and may break easier from everyday activities. Further, a porcelain crown is more complex to make and place; therefore; it has a higher price tag than a traditional crown. Many Houstonian patients prefer porcelain crowns compared to traditional ceramic crowns because of their beautiful natural appearance. If you need a crown in on your front teeth, contact Smiles of Memorial today for more information.