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Jul 2013
2nd
 

Porcelain or Gold?

In the past, back teeth that required crowns or large fillings were given gold restorations. This was a sensible decision given that back teeth are used for chewing food and any crown or filling must therefore be able to withstand the high forces. Gold is an excellent material as it is extremely strong and biocompatible. However, it looks like gold and not like a tooth! Due to advanced in modern dentistry and materials, we are now able to provide back crowns that are completely tooth like and contain NO metal. These are called all ceramic crowns. They are also biocompatible and very strong. One example we like to use at Progressive Dentistry is the E-max crown. Below is an example of replacing a gold crown with an E-max all ceramic crown:

Broken teeth, gold crown, damaged tooth A failing gold tooth. Not very tooth like!
All ceramic crown, tooth crown, cosmetic crown An all ceramic crown- what a difference! Completely tooth like.

As you can see from the photographs, the tooth has been transformed with a completely tooth like crown. If you are fed up with unsightly crowns, gold teeth, crowns with metal lines at the gum level then we have the solutions. Call us today and transform your smile. The treatment was completed by Dr Nissit Patel. The photographs are the sole property of Dr Nissit Patel and any unathourised reprodcution is strictly prohibited.

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