Tooth Restorations with Dr. Miller
Sometimes, damage to a tooth is so severe that a filling may not offer adequate protection from further damage or infection. In such cases, a dental crown can act as a ‘cap’ for the tooth, giving it extra stability and strength, restoring the proper spacing of your teeth, and improving the overall look of your mouth.
Not only does Dr. Mark Miller have over 30 years of experience custom-fitting crowns for his patients, he also offers crowns made of different materials each with its own unique features:
- Metal or gold crowns: Typically constructed of either gold, nickel, or chromium alloys, metal crowns provide the most durable option since they almost never dent or chip. However, since they do not blend in with the rest of your teeth, metal crowns are a better option for back teeth.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: Often referred to as PFM crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crown provide a natural looking alternative to traditional metal crowns. Composed of a metal shell covered in a porcelain veneer, PFM crowns offer the strength of metal and can be color-matched with the rest of your teeth.
- All-ceramic crowns: Crowns constructed of ceramic have an extremely natural look and are an ideal choice for front teeth. Furthermore, if you have a sensitivity or allergy to metal, all-ceramic is the best option for you.
Dr. Miller will discuss the pros and cons of your options before you decide which type of crown best fits your needs and lifestyle. With his help, a strong, healthy, natural looking smile can be yours again.