Porcelain & Gold Crowns in Sylva, NC

A damaged tooth can limit your smile’s functionality and mar its appearance. That’s why dentists like Dr. F. Patrick McGuire offer dental crowns. By capping a chipped, cracked, or decayed tooth with a dental crown, Dr. McGuire can help patients like you improve the appearance of your smile while preserving your jaw’s natural alignment. Every dental crown from our office is made with your specific needs in mind and is the result of careful planning. To give our patients the best possible care, we offer two kinds of dental crowns: porcelain crowns and gold crowns.

The Differences Between Porcelain & Gold Crowns

Of the two, porcelain crowns are the most popular because they resemble natural teeth. As a result, they’re used most often in places where they’ll be seen to create natural-looking results. After all, how you feel about your smile will influence how you interact with others and how others interact with you. With a porcelain crown, you don’t have to worry about your smile. Instead, you can smile confidently, secure in the knowledge that you’ve received essential care without anyone having to know about it.

Porcelain crowns are just one option, though. Gold crowns are an equally viable option, and especially for patients who need to restore a back tooth. Besides being made from a non-toxic, biocompatible metal, gold crowns allow you to keep more of your natural tooth, and they have a life expectancy that far surpasses almost any other material. That’s why, despite changes in dentistry, gold crowns remain popular with dentists and patients alike.

Sylva Dentist Restores Smiles in Just a Few Visits

Typically it takes two visits to complete a crown restoration. During the first visit, Dr. McGuire will prepare the tooth and take an impression of your tooth. Then, our lab will use that impression to create a porcelain or gold crown suited to your needs. When your crown is ready, Dr. McGuire will check the fit and make any changes that need to be made before permanently attaching it. Afterwards, you can leave our dental office with a restored smile and a renewed sense of confidence and wellbeing.

Do you need to restore a tooth with a porcelain or gold crown? Call Dr. Patrick’s dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. McGuire. Our dental office serves patients from Waynesville, Asheville, Hendersonville, and beyond.