There is an old saying that states that we are only as healthy as the health of our teeth. Besides having healthy teeth for eating delicious foods such as crunchy apples, T-bone steaks, and so forth, it is also beneficial to have healthy teeth so that you can show off those beautiful pearly whites. For this reason, and many others, people who are in the process of having a cosmetic dental procedure will want to choose the best ceramic crowns Portland option when it comes to teeth restorations.
There has been a debate going on whether PFM (porcelain fused metal) crowns are better or worse than ceramic crowns. True, each type of crown has its own pros and cons. However, a ceramic crown restoration has proven to be more advantageous than your typical PFM crown restoration. To understand why we will need to know a little bit about each type of crown restoration.
A ceramic crown is made from different types of ceramic which have proven to provide a more natural coloring for a patient’s tooth. A porcelain fused metal crown, on the other hand, is basically a metal tooth that has been overlaid with a thin layer of porcelain. In many cases, the porcelain crown will not completely cover the bottom layer of a patient’s tooth.
One of the main reasons why patients are avoiding PMF crowns is simply because they do not want to have extra metal in their mouths. Also, PMF crowns can cause issues for anyone who has a metal allergy. A ceramic crown does not contain any metal at all.
For anyone who suffers from receding gums, the PMF crown’s metal edge can eventually become visible. Most patients would consider this quite unappealing. Ceramic crowns Portland, in contrast, has equal color throughout the tooth and therefore, will eliminate any unsightly issues.
A PFM crown does not have the ability to transmit light because of the opaqueness of both the porcelain and the metal. This causes the tooth to look unnatural and dull in appearance. A ceramic crown is a much better choice because it will allow light transmission. This will make the tooth look more natural and brighter in appearance.
In summary, while porcelain fused metal crowns are similar when it comes to color matching and how long they will last, the advantage of ceramic crowns are their overall aesthetic appearance and they will not be an issue for anyone who suffers from metal allergies, excessive grinding, or TMJ.