Chrisman & Wyse

Porcelain Crown Benefits

Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:11 PM — by Dr. David Wyse
Tagged with: Dental Crowns Cosmetic Dentistry

Beauty and function are inseparable goals for most when it comes to their mouth. We all desire a smile that is attractive. But the desire for a healthy smile is not just vanity. Healthy teeth are well-functioning teeth that allow us to speak clearly and to eat a variety of nourishing foods, keeping our entire body healthy.  

Decay disfigures our smile and erodes the ability of our teeth to function properly, which can lead to a cascade of problems for our teeth and our overall health.

Porcelain crowns can rescue teeth that are severely damaged, creating a durable and natural looking tooth while restoring form and function and a confident appearance.

If you are seeking a cosmetic dentist for crown restoration work, Dr. Jay W. Chrisman and Dr. David D. Wyse serve the Bloomington area and are skilled in applying porcelain crowns or other types of crowns. Their offices offer a full range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry services.

Dental crowns are used when a tooth has been severely decayed or damaged. A crown may also be used when enamel on a tooth is severely eroded. The crown fits over the tooth, basically encasing the tooth down to the gums. Dental crowns are an option as long as there is enough healthy tooth remaining. It is important to preserve as much of a tooth as possible for as long as possible. Extraction should be considered only as a last resort.

Patients often prefer porcelain crowns over metal ones because their translucent luster closely mimics a natural tooth. Porcelain can also be color-matched to your own teeth, making it hard to distinguish between the two. 


If you are in need of a crown or would like to replace a metal one, here are points you should consider about porcelain crowns:

Dr. Chrisman and Dr. Wyse use the newest dental technologies to ensure they provide high quality dentistry to their patients. If you have severe tooth damage or are unhappy with an older metal crown, please call our offices. We can explain restoration solutions that are appropriate for your situation.