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Cosmetic Considerations for a Broken Tooth

If your tooth breaks, you may be too worried about repairing it to think about how your restoration is going to blend into your smile. Thankfully, your Milford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mitchell I. Quintner, can discuss this important consideration with you. When repairing a broken tooth, it is important to consider the location of the tooth in order to choose the proper materials for the dental crown that will repair it. For example, if the tooth is located in the back of the mouth, a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown is a great choice because it compromises between strength and cosmetic results. The bite force in the back of the mouth is considerably stronger than in the front of the mouth, and as a result, it is important to have a crown that is very sturdy. PFM crowns fit this requirement while offering cosmetic results that are superior to those produced by all-metal crowns.

However, when it comes to teeth in the front of the mouth, the conditions change. PFM crowns cannot compete with the cosmetic results offered by all-porcelain crowns, and although porcelain crowns are not as strong as PFM crowns, they are strong enough for restorations in the front of the mouth and are indeed preferable because of the outstanding levels of realism that they achieve.

Porcelain Crowns and Realism

All-porcelain crowns take realism to astounding levels. In addition to being customized for each patient so that each crown blends in with the teeth that surround it, porcelain crowns also reproduce the interplay between light and living teeth. They have a reflective quality that gives them a realistic sheen and are even partially translucent so that they allow through similar amounts of light to natural teeth. The resulting restorations are nearly indistinguishable from the teeth that surround them, yielding restorations that can fool even most detailed observers.

One Visit Crowns in Milford

When it comes to receiving a dental crown, patients want a speedy restoration that looks great. Your Milford dentist, Dr. Quintner, is one of few dentists who can deliver a dental crown in a single dental visit. To accomplish this feat, Dr. Quintner, utilizes 3D technology and an in-office milling machine, allowing him to create custom dental crowns for his patients while they wait.

Sensitive Care Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is proud to serve the Milford area. Patients can contact our office at 203-878-6699 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.

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