If a weakened or damaged tooth is causing you pain or discomfort, you may be the perfect candidate for a dental crown. But did you know there are different types of dental crowns? From metal to gold to ceramic, which one is best for you? Here at DICE Dental, we make our crowns in-house using ceramic materials and CEREC technology. Why? Because we’ve found ceramic crowns to be the most successful solution in the industry. Here are three reasons why ceramic crowns are the best option for your smile.

They’re Natural-Looking

The natural look of ceramic crowns is the #1 reason we recommend them to our patients. Metal and gold crowns are typically reserved for molars because of their stark visibility. However, ceramic restorations can be placed anywhere in your mouth! You also have complete control over their size, color, and shape.

Using computer-aided technology, we can even match the shade of your crown so that it seamlessly blends in with your surrounding teeth. Or mimic the way the light hits its surface so that it shines. The options are endless! You can’t get that with metal or gold crowns!

They’re Durable

Ceramic is tough enough to withstand daily wear and tear without damaging your opposing teeth. Metal and gold crowns can last for years, but they can damage your surrounding teeth if you’re someone who grinds or clenches your jaw unknowingly.

Ceramic is stronger than your natural tooth enamel and can last up to 15 years with proper care. However, ceramic crowns aren’t indestructible. Stay away from chewing ice, biting your nails, or snacking on hard foods. And never use your teeth as a tool to rip open bags, bottles, or pens!

They’re Comfortable

We all know from science class that metals can shrink or expand depending on the temperature. But did you know this still happens to metal crowns? You’ll notice increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods with metal crowns.

With ceramic, temperature has less of an impact. You won’t feel as much sensitivity. Your crown will also have a snugger fit than a metal or gold crown. CEREC uses a 3D camera to take a digital impression of your teeth and support a more precise restoration.

Finally, ceramic crowns are allergy friendly. Because they don’t contain any metal, they’re completely safe.

Discover Affordable Ceramic Crowns

Here at DICE Dental in Bethlehem Township, we proudly offer ceramic crowns. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more about the life-changing benefits of ceramic crowns.