What Crowns Can Do For Your Smile
By Christopher B. McFarland, DDS, PLLC
May 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

Dental crowns from your dentist in Tucson, Arizona can give you a strong, beautiful smile

If you have a smile filled with large, crumbly metal fillings, it’s time to strengthen your smile! This is largely because there is a high dental-crownsprobability that those old metal fillings are leaking and causing unseen tooth decay. There is also a good chance that those fillings will break at some point, and in the process take part of your tooth structure with them. Luckily dental crowns from Dr. Christopher B. McFarland, your dentist in Tucson, Arizona, can fortify your teeth and maximize your oral health!


More about crowns

Dental crowns are the perfect choice if you have teeth that are:

  • Damaged and broken due to trauma
  • Weakened due to a large loss of tooth structure
  • Chipped or cracked due to aging or grinding your teeth
  • Weakened due to previous root canal therapy

Increasing the strength of your smile is only one benefit of dental crowns—they can also make your smile much more beautiful! One of the most popular crown materials is porcelain, a light-reflective material that closely mimics the look of natural tooth enamel. When you choose a full porcelain crown, it will look virtually identical to your natural teeth, giving you an enhanced, beautiful smile.

Crowns also come in the form of a porcelain-fused-to-metal underlay, also known as a PFM crown. These crowns are still aesthetically attractive, but they also have the added strength of metal, thus providing more strength for biting and chewing. The metal makeup does dim the light-reflective quality of full porcelain, however, so they are an excellent choice for back teeth where the extra strength is needed.


Give us a call!

Dental crowns can give you a smile to be proud of! To find out more about what crowns can do for your smile, call dentist Dr. Christopher B. McFarland in Tucson, AZ, today at (520) 298-4270!