Porcelain Dental Crowns for Spring Valley

Dental Crowns: Porcelain or Metal - Which is Better?

A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, can be made from metal, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Dr. Hollingshead considers two primary factors when determining the best type of crown for a patient: location and appearance of the affected tooth.

  • Front teeth show when you smile, and they are used more for biting, not chewing. All-porcelain crowns on front teeth keep a smile’s appearance white and attractive, and they are strong enough to endure the work front teeth must accomplish.
  • Back teeth do not show when you smile, and they must endure hundreds of pounds of pressure when you chew and grind food. Porcelain-fused-to-metal or all-metal crowns are often the restoration of choice for molars.

As an experienced and educated cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hollingshead values a balance between beauty and health. He understands how to achieve both. At your consultation, if you have a chipped, cracked, or significantly decayed tooth, he will recommend the appropriate type of crown for your damaged tooth. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask. Dr. Hollingshead can share your X-rays and intraoral images, so you’ll understand his findings and the basis for his suggested treatment.

E.max Crowns and Onlays

In many cases, Dr. Hollingshead uses e.max crowns and onlays, which are metal-free restorations that are highly esthetic and extremely durable. Made from lithium disilicate porcelain, e.max crowns and onlays retain their strength throughout, unlike other restorations, which are strongest at the base. Their durability makes e.max crowns ideal for implant restorations, and because they're made from tooth-colored materials inside and out, e.max crowns look completely natural.

Schedule Your Visit Today!

Located in the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas, Dr. Hollingshead’s dental office serves patients from Spanish Trail and Summerlin. Whether you need regular checkups and cleanings, restorative dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry work to improve your appearance, our team will be delighted to assist you. Call to reserve your appointment today!