When you need a restoration on your tooth, it should return strength to your smile while looking natural. Among different types of crowns, porcelain remain the most popular, as they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. The restoration of impaired tooth with materials that look realistic is highly appreciated by the patients. The restoration of impaired tooth with materials that look realistic is highly appreciated by the patients.

Therefore, this is a very good choice compared to metal crown, that can boast of minimal wear. If gold crown can serve up to 50 years (compared to 15 years for use of a porcelain crown), then why is its use declining? The main reason for it is esthetic factor. Patients prefer esthetic solution and porcelain crowns are perfect for front teeth as they look natural. 

Porcelain crowns can return a tooth that is broken, missing, or damaged by decay back to a healthy functioning state. Restoring and replacing missing or damaged teeth is important not just for the health of the tooth itself, but for the health of your entire mouth. Restoring damaged teeth ensures the health of surrounding teeth, and your bite.


Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings
  • Tooth has a root canal

A dental crown covers the damaged tooth and restores its original shape and color. Mixture of porcelain materials that are used to make a porcelain crown provides white appearance and natural look. The patient gets his beautiful smile back as if tooth or teeth have never been damaged. 

What is important, the aesthetic properties of a porcelain crown remain unchanged throughout the life. Besides, the material features excellent biological compatibility. It is entirely bio-inert. What does it mean? The material of a crown is well tolerated and can be a good option for sensitive people that are allergic to other materials. 

However, porcelain features fragility along with other ceramic materials. High abrasiveness is the other disadvantage of such crowns. This peculiarity may have impact on neighboring teeth. Also, dentists sometimes point out lack of tight fixation of the crown to the gum. 

To sum up pros and cons, you should pay attention to the following features of porcelain crowns:

  • Color and translucency of a crown imitate the properties of the original teeth.
  • Porcelain crown is preferred when other materials can’t be used due to individual intolerability.
  • There is almost no discomfort from hot and cold temperatures. 


  • The material is known for high fragility.
  • Porcelain crown can become highly abrasive.
  • Porcelain crown lacks tight fixation to the gum.

In general, porcelain crown is characterized by sufficient strength and good functionality therefore it is in high demand among patients. The philosophy for Dr. Bhamra’s dentistry in Milton is optimum strength and an ideal appearance. All porcelain crowns establish both form and function for many cases.

 A crown by Dr.Bhamra can:

  • Blend in with your other teeth through precise colour matching
  • Preserve tooth structures
  • Retain your ideal bite intriguly
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Offer you a limited 5- year warranty

Call Alpha Dental Care today at 905-876-0200 to learn about our beautiful and restorative dentistry including bridges, dentures and crowns at Milton and surrounding areas.