Restore your smile seamlessly
You may remember a dark time in the not so distant past when the only way to restore or replace teeth was with metal. Not only were metal crowns unsightly, but they were unstable, and potentially unsafe. Thankfully today, with advances in modern dentistry, we are able to create beautiful and natural looking crowns from tooth colored porcelain that offer greater stability, without the potential health risks of mercury.
Do it for yourself
Your Seattle dentist, Dr. A.J. Gollofon, and our entire team believe that you deserve the best. If you are suffering from a smile that is damaged or incomplete, you are not living up to your full potential, and you are putting your oral health at risk. There are so many reasons to restore or replace teeth with dental crowns, from functional, to cosmetic, to health.
If you are suffering from a tooth or teeth that are broken, damaged by decay or trauma, or missing altogether, you understand the difficulty and the pain associated. Enjoying your favorite foods is off the table, so every meal becomes more of a fiasco than something to look forward to. Depending on the location, missing teeth can also impair your speech. Restoring or replacing teeth with porcelain crowns allows you to get back to living your life without worry.
Your smile is one of the first things we notice about others. If you have teeth that are damaged or missing, it can really detract from making a good first impression. It can also be a huge hindrance to your confidence and self-esteem. You are less likely to show off your smile, which can make others believe you are unhappy or stand-offish. Restoring your smile with porcelain crowns ensures you are putting your best face forward.
What many patients don’t realize about missing or damaged teeth is that it can affect not only the health of the tooth itself, but the surrounding teeth, your bite, and your overall state of oral health. Your oral health is a complex system, and when one piece is compromised, the entire system can break down. This is why restorative dentistry is so important. Not to mention your oral health is just another component in the larger system that is your overall health. Restoring and replacing teeth is an important factor in achieving the healthiest you possible.
How do porcelain crowns work?
That’s a great question. Porcelain crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed and bonded over top of teeth that are damaged by decay or trauma. A crown can also be an entire fabricated tooth secured with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Porcelain crowns are artfully crafted out of tooth-colored porcelain to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
If you’re ready to restore your smile and your life, we would love to talk with you about porcelain crowns. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Seattle dentist, Dr. Gollofon, please contact us today at (206) 363-7200. Our office is conveniently located in North Seattle on Lake City Way!