If you have one or several teeth that are discolored, cracked, crooked, worn, or improperly spaced, a crown may be the best way to correct your smile. While Dr. Lisa Kederian
offers many different types of crowns, we recommend the durability and aesthetic perfection of Zirconium or Alumina crowns, especially for front teeth.
Procera® brand crowns are known for their durability and natural look. You won’t even be able to tell which teeth are yours and which are covered by a Procera® crown! Procera® crowns are durable and all-white. The inner lining of the crowns are all ceramic, not harsh metals that show up at the base of your tooth near the gum line. The outer parts of the crown are made from porcelain, so they look just like a natural tooth.
Dr. Kederian will help you choose which type of Procera® crown is right for you—Alumina or Zirconia. Alumina crowns often look the most natural because of their translucent nature. The translucent material allows light to transmit through the crown, creating a seamless array of color.
While Alumina crowns are very aesthetically pleasing, sometimes a crown is needed to cover a discolored tooth. In this case, Alumina crowns can be too translucent, revealing discoloration underneath. In this case, Procera® Zirconia crowns may be a better option. The Zirconium material used in a Procera® Zirconia crown is less translucent than Alumina, making these crowns better at blocking out stained or discolored teeth. It is also a much stronger material than Alumina, and thus can even be used for back teeth molars and sometime even bridges!
Both types of Procera® materials are popular choices for crowns, as they do not include any metals, and their translucent nature allows them to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. Procera® Alumina and Procera® Zirconia crowns are both excellent choices for a durable crown that will completely blend in with the rest of your teeth.
If you have any questions about Procera® Alumina or Zirconia crowns or our other cosmetic dentistry procedures
, do not hesitate to call Dr. Kederian’s office. We look forward to your call.