Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

When a tooth is severely damaged and needs to be restored, a porcelain dental crown is a durable cosmetic dentistry option that is also aesthetically pleasing. The benefits of porcelain crowns include:

  • Look like natural tooth enamel
  • Match natural tooth color
  • Can last many years
  • Do not stand out in your smile
  • Do not expand and contract to temperature changes like metal fillings

Like our composite fillings, porcelain crowns protect vulnerable teeth without the use of unsightly metal.

If you have a fractured or badly decayed tooth, you may benefit from a porcelain crown. The crown protects the tooth from further damage and decay, and may be an alternative to tooth extraction.

Porcelain crowns are made of a material similar to porcelain veneers, and they share the aesthetic benefits of veneers, including a sheen that makes them look like natural enamel. But while veneers are mostly appropriate for concealing cosmetic tooth flaws, porcelain crowns provide protection and restoration while also having a natural appearance.

To find out if our Omaha porcelain crowns are right for your teeth and oral health, please contact The Dentists at Hillsborough, Ralston Square and Village Pointe to schedule a consultation.

Top Ways to Maintain Teeth Whitening Results

Teeth whitening results can renew your confidence in your smile. Although staining is likely to recur in the years following a whitening treatment, there are a number of things you can do to lengthen your results. The top ways to maintain teeth whitening results are:

  • Use custom at-home teeth whitening trays for touch ups
  • Don’t smoke or chew tobacco
  • Drink stain-causing beverages through a straw
  • Rinse your mouth out after drinking stain-causing beverages
  • Practice good oral hygiene
  • Visit the dentist for a cleaning regularly

There are a number of foods and beverages that can stain your teeth directly, or, because of their acidic content, can weaken your enamel and make your teeth more vulnerable to stain-causing agents. These foods and beverages include:

  • Wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Tomato sauce
  • Berries

Some of these things you may simply not want to cut out. You can prevent and reduce their stain-causing effects by rinsing your mouth out after enjoying them, or by brushing your teeth. Some people use a straw for the beverages, which may prevent most of the liquid from touching your teeth.

If you’re interested in Omaha teeth whitening, please contact The Dentists at Hillsborough, Ralston Square and Village Pointe to schedule an appointment.