Crowns were traditionally the only treatment option for teeth that were broken or had large decay. At Roswell Complete Dentistry, we strive to be as conservative as possible in your treatment. We accomplish this by using porcelain fillings whenever possible, but sometimes a crown is needed. This is whenever an old crown needs to be replaced due to decay or a broken crown, or when a large amount of tooth structure has broken.
Whenever a crown is necessary, we use all porcelain crowns that contain NO metal. Porcelain is the most esthetic material to use, so the crown will look just like your natural teeth. With porcelain, we can avoid that gray line at the gumline that is seen in crowns that contain metal. Porcelain is also much friendlier to gum tissue than metal.