My two front teeth have porcelain fused to metal crowns on them. I’ve had root canals on both teeth because of an accident that damaged them. I got the crowns in 2007, and they look old a bulky. What type of crowns should I get? I read about feldspathic layered and that the crowns look like real teeth, but will it be strong enough? Also, I smoke and drink a lot of coffee, so my teeth are yellow. I want to get my teeth whitened and hope for a crown type that is advanced enough to match the color of my teeth after whitening. – Thanks, Jon from San Diego
Thank you for contacting Bayou Dental Group with questions about what types of dental crowns you should choose.
What Type of Dental Crowns Should You Choose?
All-ceramic crowns produce naturally beautiful thoughts when you select a skilled cosmetic dentist and ceramics to place them. The crowns are strong enough to withstand the biting forces of front teeth. However, your choice of dentist will affect your results more than the type of dental crown you receive.
We suggest the following:
Schedule consultations with an advanced cosmetic dentist with artistic ability and allow the dentist to recommend materials for your crowns.
- Check a few cosmetic dentists’ smile galleries to see the kinds of results they produce with dental crowns.
- Explain your plans for teeth whitening before getting dental crowns.
Many advanced cosmetic dentists use e.max crowns, which contain a strong core of lithium disilicate layered with feldspathic porcelain.
- Many expert cosmetic dentists have great success with e.max crowns, consisting of a strong lithium disilicate core layered over with feldspathic porcelain.
- If you pick the dental crown material you want but choose a dentist who lacks artistic talent, your crowns will not look natural. You will be disappointed with the experience.
- A skilled cosmetic dentist can expertly match your crowns to your newly whitened teeth.
Accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. David Finley of Monroe, Louisiana, sponsors this post.