Cosmetic Dentistry Reasons to Choose Porcelain Crowns

Posted on: March 16, 2020

crowns Burbank, CA

When it comes to porcelain crowns and cosmetic dentistry, there is more use of this procedure for getting patients teeth looking their best. The difference in how porcelain crowns are used comes down to how cosmetic dentistry is different from a general dentist.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Although it may not be very well known, a cosmetic and general dentist are typically not the same. The education and requirements are typically identical for both a general, family or cosmetic dentist. However, the main difference is the name in which they choose to go by. Knowing this should make the choice a bit easier knowing that both are more than qualified in the dentistry field!

The difference for a cosmetic dentist is that they focus on procedures and using different dental processes to enhance the look and aesthetic appeal of a patient's teeth. Even the procedures and processes are the same as a general dentist uses to help repair and ensure the use of a person's teeth. A dental cosmetician will focus much more on the appearance rather than the functionality of the teeth.

This is very similar to a plastic surgeon and a dermatologist. Both have to do with the skin and face, but one will go more in-depth. Both ensure that the skin is at its best. They both just take different approaches.

A cosmetic dentist focuses on looks

The biggest difference when it comes to general dentists and cosmetic dentists is their focus for their patients. A general or family dentist is focused on keeping the natural tooth functioning and the tooth root in place. When a person loses a tooth, they are also losing the natural tooth root, and this can cause other issues to arise. Issues such as the tooth becoming abscessed which, in turn, could cause the infection to go into the bones or even the bloodstream. In the worst cases, it can go as far as getting an infection in your brain.

One of the leading issues that a person who has lost their natural teeth and root can suffer from is the decay of the jaw bone. When a tooth root is missing or has decayed over time, the stimulation that would typically be transferred from chewing and moving the mouth is diminished. This causes the jawbone to decay, and the patient will have the outside of their jaw and mouth begin to sink in.

How cosmetic dentists use porcelain crowns

A cosmetic dentist will use porcelain crowns to enhance the look and aesthetic appeal of a person’s teeth. With new dental technologies, it is easier than ever to blend the look and the crowns coherent appearance. By using this procedure they are also able to ensure a healthy tooth root will be saved and keep the patient's smile looking their best.

Final note

If you have any additional questions or concerns that were not answered in this article, then please give our office a call. We are always ready to answer additional questions and help guide patients to make the best choice for their teeth and overall oral health. Our staff looks forward to helping you and guiding you in the best decisions for your teeth.

Give us a call today!

Request an appointment here: or call Media Center Dental at (818) 473-1133 for an appointment in our Burbank office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

Related Posts

March 15, 2020

Emergency Dentist Visit During Pregnancy

Visiting an emergency dentist while pregnant can seem quite frightening, but dental accidents do happen and they are unpredictable. Thankfully, emergency dentists exist and they can help treat any dental emergency that arises. Being pregnant and …

February 14, 2020

What Are Tooth Fillings?

Wanting to understand more about tooth fillings, also known as dental fillings, before you make an appointment to have your cavities filled? Smart. Dental fillings are also used to repair any damage in a tooth, …

February 3, 2020

What Happens During an Invisalign® Appointment?

If you are reading this article, you are already considering getting Invisalign treatments. This article will cover everything you need to know about these clear aligners and what treatment entails.Invisalign is a brand of clear …

January 28, 2020

Prevent Gum Disease by Taking Probiotics

If you're suffring from gum disease, you probably have the bacteria in your mouth to blame. At any time, humans have over 500 different types of bacteria living in their digestive system. Their primary purpose …