Find the Right Type of Dental Crown for You
At Smiles of Trinity Dentistry in New Port Richey, FL, we offer multiple types of dental crowns, allowing us to find the right solution for your unique needs. Dr. Gianni Franceschi can restore your smile with a traditional or implant-supported crown made from one of several different materials. Depending on your needs, we can find the right combination of strength and aesthetics so you can feel confident about your smile.
Your Treatment Options
There are two main types of crowns: traditional and implant-supported. A traditional crown fits over the top of an existing tooth to strengthen the structure and improve the appearance of the tooth. An implant-supported crown attaches to a small titanium post embedded into the jawbone. When supported by dental implants, crowns offer a stable and effective method for replacing a single missing tooth. This option also prevents the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss because the implant provides the necessary stimulation to the jawbone.
Choosing the Right Material
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Each material offers different levels of strength and aesthetic appeal. The location of your affected tooth plays a large role in determining the right material for your crown. For example, if you have a weakened or missing tooth in the back of your jaw, you need a crown that can withstand considerable pressure.
Depending on your budget and the specific requirements of your smile, Dr. Franceschi can recommend the right material for your needs.
In contrast, your front teeth play a more significant role in the appearance of your smile. While they need to be strong enough to bite into food, they are subjected to less force than back teeth. During a consultation at our office, Dr. Franceschi will explain the different factors and recommend the right material for you.
The Materials We Offer
At Smiles of Trinity Dentistry, we offer crowns that can be made from a range of high-quality materials, including:
- Porcelain: Dental porcelain looks natural and is strong enough for use in restoring anterior teeth.
- Porcelain-fused-to-gold: Fusing traditional dental porcelain with gold improves the strength of your crown. However, the metal may still show when you smile.
- IPS e.max®: This advanced material provides a significant level of strength and also provides natural-looking aesthetics.
- Zirconia: This material is the strongest used in dentistry. It can also be made to look incredibly natural.
While IPS e.max and zirconia provide the most aesthetic and durable results, they are also more expensive than porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Depending on your budget and the specific requirements of your smile, Dr. Franceschi can help you choose the right solution for your needs.
Schedule a Consultation
Modern dentistry provides patients with more choices than ever before. If you have suffered dental trauma, need a root canal, or wish to replace a lost tooth with an implant-supported restoration, we can provide you with a crown that restores function as well as aesthetics. Contact us online or call (727) 376-6969 to book a consultation with Dr. Franceschi.
“The doctor and staff go the extra mile to make sure I am comfortable and understand exactly what is taking place. I have been a patient for over 5 years and am 110 percent satisfied.” Randee W.