Dental Crowns for a Healthy Smile

Today much emphasis is placed on having a healthy smile. But if you have one or more teeth that are cracked, chipped, decayed, or otherwise degraded, how can you best restore your smile to its former glory? Dental crowns—also known as tooth caps—are a popular dental restoration option that can be adapted to fit practically any budget restraints or tooth status.

How Dental Crowns Can Help You

Quin Gardner, our dentist at Gilbert Road Dental Care, offers crowns in a wide variety of materials:

  • Metal–Metal crowns can be anything from stainless steel to gold to silver and beyond. These crowns are much more visually obvious; however, they are some of the strongest allowing for long-term functionality.
  • Porcelain–Porcelain is a popular choice for those wanting caps that blend in with their current teeth. The porcelain is fused to an underlying metal cap for greater durability. However, the porcelain can chip at times and wear down along the gum line to reveal the metal base.
  • Ceramic–Ceramic is another option for those wanting a dental cap that closely matches their natural tooth color. Like porcelain, it can be fused to metal, or can be made into an all-ceramic cap. These are not as strong, though, which is why they’re more often employed for front teeth.
  • Resin–One of the cheapest crown options, resin can provide a natural tooth appearance, but is also weaker than most other materials and prone to cracking or chipping.

Two-Hour Crowns

Sometimes, making time for multiple appointments to have a crown placed just isn’t an option. That’s why we’re pleased to offer our patients the option of receiving a crown in just two hours.

Our office uses CEREC technology to create beautiful crowns right here on site, without the need for multiple visits.
Two-hour crowns are an ideal solution for patients who need to save time. They also allow us to treat many dental emergencies quickly and efficiently. If you have been putting off getting a crown because of the time commitment involved, two-hour crowns allow you to receive the treatment you need quickly and affordably. Be sure to ask about two-hour crowns the next time you’re in for an appointment.

We’ll Make Your Smile Shine!

Here at Gilbert Road Dental Care, crowns are a great option as they can bring about both health and emotional benefits in the long run. Health-wise they restore your teeth, fill in gaps, and prevent further decay. Emotionally, crowns can offer a big boost to self-confidence as you no longer have to worry about what others might think about the discolored or decayed teeth your smile exposes.