Dental Crowns DENTALJOY Dental Clinic Patong Phuket

The improvement of tooth appearance, shape or alignment

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that are placed over teeth and can be made to match your natural teeth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance,

shape or alignment.
A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure and functionality.

         Who needs crown?

Dr. Joy may recommend tooth crowns for the protection and aesthetic perfection of teeth that have been

  •           Chipped, broken, or cracked
  •           Weakened by severe decay or infection
  •           Worn down through bite irregularities
  •           Impacted by large fillings

What are the advantages and disadvantages of all-porcelain crowns?

All-Porcelain Crowns Advantages

  •           No Dark Line 

Unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns , all-porcelain crowns don’t have a problem of a dark line as they are all made of white porcelain that perfectly imitates your natural tooth enamel.

  • Cosmetic Beauty

 All-porcelain crowns are translucent and smooth, matching the size, color and shade of your original teeth. 

  • Non-allergic

All-porcelain crowns are made of bio compatible material, so there is no risk of allergic reactions and gum irritation.

All-Porcelain Crowns Disadvantages

  • Fragility

All-porcelain crowns are less strong and durable than their metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal counterparts. To make your porcelain crown stronger and thicker, it is necessary to remove more of your original tooth.  Patients with all-porcelain crows need be more careful when playing sports and biting hard objects. Wearing mouth guards during sports may help you to save your teeth.

  •  Worse Fit

You need a professional dentist to fit the crown correctly onto the place where the tooth meets the gum, otherwise a bad fit may negatively affect your tooth appearance and function.

  •  Greater Teeth Reduction

One of the disadvantages of all-porcelain crowns is the fact that they need more reduction of tooth structure, even more than in case of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.