Dr. Carl McMillan of Charlotte, NC at the Holistic Dental Centers believes in providing patients with restorations that fit the health and beauty of their smiles. They avoid placing anything in the mouth that isn’t biocompatible with the body to ensure overall wellness. Many clinical studies have shown the link between the mouth and body with the “oral systemic connection.” When there are problems within the smile, they can carry over to the rest of the body. For instance, periodontal disease can become problematic as the bacteria in the mouth during this infection can carry through the bloodstream and result in a number of other concerns including heart disease, diabetes, and a higher risk of strokes. By controlling the condition, patients can improve their overall health and wellness.
The same approach goes for anything that is put into the mouth, including silver amalgam fillings (which are made from mercury, a toxic substance) and metals. Because of these concerns, the only kind of dental crowns available in the practice of Holistic Dental Centers is porcelain. Porcelain is a ceramic material that looks a lot like the natural teeth. It has the same translucent appearance and shine that is noticeable with natural tooth enamel. This ensures that restorations look beautiful and blend in gloriously with the rest of the dental arch.
Dental crowns made of porcelain are not only aesthetic but strong. Porcelain is a very durable material that makes it a perfect way to fabricate dental crowns. Dental crowns are used in a variety of situations. They are used to restore dental implants, cover broken teeth, disguise staining and discoloration of a tooth, and to protect a tooth that has had a large filling or has undergone endodontic therapy. No matter what the reason, Dr. Carl McMillan ensure patients that dental crowns are a viable option for them to repair and restore the natural tooth structure.
Are you interested in learning more about porcelain dental crowns? Contact Holistic Dental Centers today to book a consultation visit.