Porcelain crowns can look just like your own teeth, if they are made by an artist and perfectionist like Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Arthur Chal.
The standard dental crown, the one that is used most often, is porcelain fused to metal. While it is strong, the metal foundation requires the use of unnatural opaquers, and it will also show a dark line at the gumline over time.
Dr. Chal uses porcelain crowns made with no metal in them. They have a natural translucence which mimics natural teeth. In fact, it is difficult to tell them from real teeth, they look that beautiful. With modern bonding technology, they are very strong. Many dentists are not fully trained in this bonding technology and thus they have problems doing these. Dr. Chal, however, is recognized around the world for his expertise in this technology and complex cosmetic dentistry.
Old porcelain fused to metal crowns
New all-porcelain crowns by Dr. Chal
Notice in the photos above the difference in the appearance. On the left they look opaque and have a flat appearance. The dark line at the gumline is somewhat hidden by the swollen gums, but it is there. Most of all, they just look fake. On the right are the new all porcelain crowns. It’s hard to tell them from the natural teeth, isn’t it? They are translucent, the color matches, they aren’t flat in appearance. There’s a vitality that gives them real beauty, and they’re more than just repaired teeth—they enhance the smile.