When a tooth as a cavity or crack that is too large to repair with a filling, then a porcelain dental crown is the next best solution. Crowns cover the entire tooth, up to the gumline.
Unfortunately, traditional ceramic crowns are often bonded over a metal base. When attached on top of a tooth, this feature can cause a dark grey line to be visible along the gums. While not a functional problem, the characteristic can pose an aesthetic challenge.
Metal free crowns eliminate the silver base and provide a consistent porcelain cover all the way to the soft tissues. As such, they’re more aesthetically pleasing.
When you visit our dental office, we will examine your tooth and take an appropriate X-ray to assess the area inside of it. Depending on the extent of structural damage that has occurred, we can discern between a filling or crown.
© Dr. Steven Larsen D.D.S | Pullman, WA