In the past, metal crowns were the norm when a crown was necessary, so people didn’t tend to notice them as much. Today, however, metal crowns are more obvious because the esthetics of modern restorative dentistry have advanced considerably.

The Natural Look of Today’s Dental Crowns

Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann often choose to place porcelain crowns instead of metal ones, when possible. These materials are durable and long lasting, but also look completely natural. In fact, modern dental crowns are custom shaded to match surrounding teeth, so they blend seamlessly with your smile. Although porcelain and ceramic are strong, but they can’t endure the crushing pressure that molars encounter every day. For this reason, Dr. Allen and Dr. Neumann may use metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or tooth-colored zirconia crowns on back teeth that don’t show when you smile.

Advanced, Lifelike Dental Crowns

Give your tooth a new lease on life with a custom-designed, highly lifelike dental crown. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen or Dr. Neumann, call our dental office in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.