Dental crowns in cosmetic application deliver satisfactory and lasting results, depending on the material used in the manufacture of the crown. Dental crowns are a great utility and convenience in cases where teeth are so deeply stained or worn down, so much that no chemical teeth whitening method will suffice to restore comfortable smiles. Contrary to what many people think, people will use crowns to not only restore the mechanical function of teeth, they will also look for dental crowns with the greatest colour resemblance to natural teeth. Below are some comments concerning dental crowns colouring.

Porcelain dental crowns Porcelain dental crowns are the most adaptable to tooth colour. They are primarily made of a ceramic material to which can be added other shading material to create a larger pick of colouring for every tooth colour. The whiteness of your teeth is most significant on the front, so you find people fitting metallic and acrylic dental crowns to the back while fitting ceramic dental crowns to the front.

Permanent colour Before having dental crowns fitted to your front teeth, you should first have adjacent teeth bleached. And then choose dental crowns that match the colour of the bleached teeth. When you get the dental crowns fitted before bleaching, it is to be expected that you will match its colouration that of the unbleached teeth. Future bleaching will whiten the natural teeth, leaving the crowns a darker, mismatching colour. This is because teeth whitening chemicals and techniques have no effect on the colouration of your dental crowns.

Dark colouration along gum line If your dental crown is made of porcelain, you may notice a dark striation running between your gum line and your dental crowns. This is no need to go rushing back to your dentist; it is simply the darker base metal showing through the thin lower part of your dental crowns. This doesn't point to either future complications, or deterioration to other dental problems, but is an aesthetic failure which can be fixed by replacing the crown with a different one.

Teeth brushing Tooth brushing is essential to oral health. Besides cracking resulting from mechanical impaction, virtually other teeth problems can be prevented by regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste. When you get dental crowns fitted, you should continue your oral hygiene chores as before, without singling out the teeth with dental crows fitted.  Brush and floss them just as you would a normal tooth, but be informed that brushing will gradually remove the initial glossiness, leaving the crowns a bit less white.