For years, damaged, broken, and missing teeth have been repaired and replaced using crowns and bridges. Often, these restorations would be made of metal such as gold or silver. While they thoroughly helped restore your teeth, they sometimes affected one of the main things you were trying to fix: your appearance. As functional and helpful as a gold tooth may be, it’s just not the look or first impression many people want to make. This puts them in the unenviable position of either not getting the treatment they need, or getting a restoration they are not happy with. Fortunately, all ceramic restorations with your dentist in London, Dr. Octavian Tetelbaum, can give you the best of everything when it comes to both practicality and aesthetics.
The Advantages of All Ceramic Restorations
- No Dark Line: Often, even with crowns that are made of a combination of porcelain and metal, it is easy to see where the restoration ends and your natural tooth begins, creating a noticeable dark line. This can make your teeth appear dirtier than they actually are, and stick out whenever you smile or speak. All ceramic restorations, however, are able to blend in seamlessly, hiding the area between your tooth and the restoration.
- More Beautiful: This is where the true advantage of all ceramic restorations lie. The porcelain material used can be shaped, shaded, and sized to perfectly blend into your smile. Most people will not know that you have had a restoration at all. This makes them especially appropriate for your front teeth.
- Non-Allergenic: Many people are not able to get traditional restorations because they have metal allergies. Ceramic crowns and bridges are completely bio-compatible, meaning that they easily work with your body without causing irritation to your gums.
How To Get All Ceramic Restorations
If you are interested in getting one of your teeth repaired or replaced, the first step is to visit Dr. Nguyen at Brick Row Dentistry. This will give him the chance to examine your teeth and gums to make sure an all ceramic restoration will work for you. After that, Dr. Nguyen will probably be able to give you a crown or bridge in as little as two visits.
How Long Do They Last?
Maintenance for your ceramic restorations is very simple, as they only require routine brushing and flossing. The ceramic itself can never get a cavity, but your remaining tooth can start to decay and your gums may recede if they become infected. This may change how the restoration fits and can make it non-functional. Between your home routine and getting regular check-ups, your restoration can easily last for decades.