Just like you pay attention to the foods you eat, you should be aware of the materials that dentists use to create your restorations. Most crowns today are made in two ways: porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain (all ceramic). It is important that the metal be a semi-precious or high noble for strength and biocompatibility.
With the advent of managed care and reduced payouts from insurance companies in dentistry, some dental practices try to cut costs and have cheaper crowns made overseas, where it is unknown what kind of metals or porcelains are being used.
We take great pride in using labs that are in the U.S.A., and we know exactly what materials are being used in our patients’ crowns. We will also never discriminate in techniques or materials for a private patient vs. an insurance patient. Further, if we make an all ceramic crown in house using our CEREC system you can be assured that the fit and strength are far superior to any outside lab made restoration.
We firmly believe that our practice is an extension of our friends and family, and we will never take shortcuts or cut corners on quality……ever.