It is common for dental schools to teach dentists to place porcelain fused to metal crowns. Many dentists feel that these look acceptable. They can be shaded to match a patient’s teeth.
But Dr. Goldstein feels that this type of crown isn’t good enough for you, especially in the very front of your mouth where appearance is so critical. Not only is it opaque, but over the years a porcelain fused to metal crown will develop a black line at the gumline. You undoubtedly have seen friends with this type of crown.
With an all-porcelain crown, however, he can mimic the natural translucency and color depth of your natural teeth so well that people will not be able to tell that you have a crown. It requires a passion for beauty and excellence to pursue the extra training required to do beautiful porcelain crowns.
And it requires an artistic touch to do them well. But this is the kind of dentist you find in Dr. Goldstein. He wants only the best for his patients, and wants your smile restored with exquisite natural beauty. See for yourself by examining his work in his smile gallery.
There are several brand names of various types of all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns, and Dr. Goldstein has worked with all of them: Lava crowns, Cerec crowns, Empress crowns. All of them have their place, their advantages and disadvantages, and he will provide the best crown for your particular situation. Please ask and he will explain to you the differences, the advantages and disadvantages of each type.