One way to tell if a dentist is really passionate about appearance-related dentistry is what kind of crowns they prefer. Dental schools teach doing porcelain fused to metal crowns. But all-porcelain crowns are so much more beautiful and natural-looking, dentists who are passionate about doing beautiful dentistry will be opposed to using porcelain fused to metal crowns for front teeth.


The following pictures of Leann show the differences between porcelain fused to metal crowns and all-porcelain crowns. This work was done by Dr. Sam Sadati, a network dentist in West Palm Beach, Florida. Click here to learn about this Florida Cosmetic Dentist.

Before pictures

After pictures

A picture of drab and opaque porcelain fused to metal crowns

You can see that Leanne's crowns are drab and opaque. There is also a darkness at the gumline, which is typical of porcelain fused to metal crowns.

Click on the photo to see a close up picture of her smile.

A picture of beautiful all porcelain crowns with no metal

Her new smile by Dr. Sadati of West Palm Beach is beautiful and natural-looking.

Click on the photo to see a close up picture of her smile.

Here is another case that was re-done by Dr. Hugh Flax, one of our recommended cosmetic dentists in Atlanta, Georgia.




Before pictures

After pictures

Another picture of porcelain fused to metal crowns After placing beautiful all-porcelain crowns
The tissue around the porcelain fused to metal crowns is inflamed



All porcelain crowns plus veneers placed by Dr. Hugh Flax



For more information on Dr. Flax, please see our Georgia cosmetic dentists page.

Even though all ceramic is the only crown I recommend for front teeth, I do not recommend asking your dentist to do this kind of crown unless the dentist has suggested it as an option. All porcelain crowns generally require special bonding techniques that are unfamiliar to many dentists, and we have heard many unfortunate stories of dentists who thought they could meet the expectations of their patients who requested special cosmetic techniques, but they didn't know how to do them properly. Click here to read more about why some dentists prefer placing porcelain fused to metal crowns.

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By Dr. David Hall

Written by a cosmetic dentist!

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