Do My Front Teeth Need New Fillings or Porcelain Crowns?
All dental fillings, whether they are made of metal-amalgam or tooth-colored material, eventually require replacement (usually every two to ten years) and may not maintain a desirable appearance as they age. These issues are typically most pronounced when fillings are placed in the front teeth. Known as incisors, front teeth are the most visible part of any smile, and the presence of fillings can create a variety of aesthetic concerns and potential dental health issues:
- Dark discoloration
- Yellowing composite resin
- Weak, brittle, loose, or broken fillings
- Changes in tooth shape
Many patients with extensively filled or otherwise damaged front teeth seek help from our cosmetic dentist—Dr. Michael Kosdon—to improve the appearance and health of their smiles. Often the best recommendation Dr. Kosdon can provide in these instances is placement of durable custom-designed, shade-matched dental crowns made of high-quality porcelain material. For some patients with less intensive damage, porcelain veneers may be a viable option for smile enhancement—but only a consultation with Dr. Kosdon can determine the most suitable treatment plan.
For more information on this topic, we encourage you to read a full blog article on choosing between new fillings or dental crowns that is posted to our sister website.
Contact our practice if you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry options that can give you a healthier, more beautiful smile!
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