Before we start talking about all-ceramic crowns, it’s important
that you understand exactly what a “regular” crown is first. For a quick refresher, visit our crowns page.
All-ceramic crowns, also known as “Porcelain Crowns” are dental crowns that are made entirely of ceramic-based materials. Whereas traditional crowns are usually PFM crowns (porcelain-fused-to-metal), all-ceramic crowns are metal-free restorations that have much better esthetic properties compared to their PFM counterparts.
The main difference between ceramic crowns and metal crowns is esthetics, and we use ceramic crowns mostly in the anterior (front of the mouth) where esthetics matter most. We commonly use Zirconia-based ceramics, lithium disilicate (eMax ), and Empress (leucite glass) depending upon the clinical situation and the esthetic requirements.
The other difference, of course is the material, and there are different types of ceramic crown material, some of which are preferred for certain clinical situations.
If you need a crown in the front of your mouth where esthetics are critical, then yes, a ceramic crown would be the preferred option.Get in Touch
My wife and I had our first cleanings with Dallas Dental today and were extremely pleased with the consideration of Dr. McMiller, staff and Niki, who did our cleanings. No discomfort whatsoever and we both have sensitive spots in our mouths. Best cleanings ever. Very caring office.
I've never liked going to the dentist, the idea of needles in my mouth frightened me. My visit today was absolutely amazing, my hygienist (Nikki) made me feel at ease. When the Doctor came in to numb me, I didn't really feel a thing. I will continue to go there and I'm making my daughter an appointment as well.
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on a same day appointment and called to check up a few hours later. I highly recommend using this dentist office. It will not be a dreaded experience.
I do not do well with people dealing with my mouth. I have never met a group so sensitive to my comfort while still doing an amazing job. No, most of the things that must be done at a dental office are not going to be fun, but this group makes it so much easier. I will recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much.
Fantastic group and staff. They make sure they take care of you and what is specific to you and your needs. First time patient was a breeze and has been the same way everytime.
My hygienist was great with cleaning my teeth! I believe her name is Nikki. I hate the dentist and she made me feel very comfortable. Staff is always very nice & professional.
A professional and friendly staff , was very comfortable in their care .
The dentist gives me anxiety everytime I go and I'm having to have some extensive work done, however this office is hands down is the best from the front to the back. They are patent and make sure you are comfortable before they even start.
This doctor did an amazing job on my chipped tooth. Her and the assistant had awesome bed side manner, they even gave me a blanket since I was cold. They even gave me a mothers day gift. I'm definitely going back for all my normal work from now on.
The facility clean, friendly, informative. My daughter and I have been coming here now for a couple years and always have a positive experience with the staff and dentist.
Great people, professional and personable! They do excellent dental work!
Amazing staff, they helped me feel extremely comfortable!!! ... & Dr.McMiller has such a Beautiful Spirit!! Thank you guys so much for a great 1st time experience !
Dr. McMiller is so amazing with us and our children. I would recommended this office to anyone! We initially came for an emergency appointment and ended up using them as our dentist because of how amazing they all are! All the staff is so sweet and helpful. They go above and beyond.
Great dental office very Easy going and relaxed Atmosphere. Much more affordable than my last dentist
Pleasant, professional ,awesome and very caring towards their patients no matter color race or religion. Both me and my fiance enjoy going their and will definitely recommend them to our friends.
Such a wonderful experience! The caring people here are top notch! I have sent 4 friends to them and each of them feel like they are at the most amazing dental care facility they have ever been to! If you want a great dentist office, go to Dallas Dental! Thanks!
I am deathly afraid of the dentist but I had to get a root canal. They did an amazing job at keeping me calm and there was absolutely no pain or discomfort.
Had my dreaded end of year cleaning with Nikki. Arrived to smiles, my folder was ready, cost was upfront, no surprises. Nikki is awesome, she makes it a point to know you, makes the trip to the dentist, a joy, not a dread.
Great staff very nice I'll defiantly be back and gonna bring my family
Super friendly staff everyone was super nice and very happy. Feel really good making this office my new dentist office
Great care, the staff is amazing, and overall excellent. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Dr. McMiller and Marcella were so patient and attentive. They made my dental visit as seamless and pleasant as possible.
I was a walk in with a toothache. Staff was welcoming and explained they would squeeze me in between appointments. Everyone was very professional and caring. Can’t say enough about the doctor. Definitely a top 10. She really cared about your comfort and went the extra mile to put you at ease. Would definitely recommend.
Very gentle and considerate of my jaw pain. Thank you for working quickly and safely to care for my dental needs.
Best dentist I’ve ever been to. They are very nice and don’t suggest extra dental work that isn’t necessary.
They are compassionate and caring. Truly made a bad day much better. Thank you Marcela for being so awesome. It was truly a blessing.
The staff is very nice and welcoming.. It was our first visit but they made us feel like we've been going there forever!
Walked in and immediately felt welcomed. Every employee was kind, efficient, and inviting. BEST EXPERIENCE IVE EVER HAD AT A DENTIST. plus they did a wonderful job on my teeth. Would recommend to anyone
The entire staff is extremely professional they welcomed you and make you feel comfortable. Today I had a tooth pull and I was so nervous but they were very nice and talk to me and made me feel comfortable. They explain me step by step what I need to do after my appointment. I definitely recommend Dallas Dental.
The office staff is great. Everyone was so friendly and professional. Dr G took time and explained all the options for us to make the best choice.
Staff is always pleasant & make you feel at ease!! I have been looking for a good dentist for a long time & happy to say I found it!!!
Long overdue for a visit to the dentist. After searching for dentists in the area, I found my new “Dental” home Very convenient and pleasant staff that made my dreaded trip to the dentist a comforting experience! I’m already looking forward to my next visit
The staff is professional and friendly. Dr. McMiller has great bed side manner and is very efficient.
Great professional staff. Came in not really knowing what my options are and they made sure I understood what I could doin regards to my toothache. Hands down the best dentist office I’ve ever been to.
The staff along with the dentist were amazing! I have visited quite a few dentist this past year. This dental office is exactly what I was looking for. Superior work with friendly faces. After my experience at Dallas dental smiles I will be taking my family and any friends I can send there way. The first dentist I have been to that money was not more important than helping me with my teeth. Highly satisfied
The people were very kind and nice and went out of there way to make me comfortable..and my dental work came out really great thank you dallas dental..yall are great!
Great and friendly staff!!
The staff @ Dallas Dental are the best!!! They provided exceptional customer service. Visit Dallas Dental if you are looking for Dentist. Tammy cleaned my teeth and I'm not in any pain. The cleaning was very gentle.
Friendly kind and professional. Painless and stressless seems to be important to the staff when I get work done this is what I feel is important.
This place is amazing. Everyone is so nice and this experience was not as bad as I thought it was going to be definitely recommend to anyone needing dental work
The office staff is very friendly and comforting. Dr. McMiller was very comforting, took plenty of time with me, and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend this Dallas office!!!
The nicest staff ever! You certainly deserve your 5 Star rating!!
Everyone here is so friendly from the front to the back. Tammy did a deep cleaning on my first two visits and she is super nice. After that I had to have a crown, root canal & bridge and while I'm not going to say it was pain free, Dr. McMiller explained everything that was happening and sweet Marcella held my hand and was a real comfort. Was not as expensive as first quoted either, which was nice. Will definately be my permanent dentist office.
I love going to Dallas Dental. No long waits, they care about your dental hygiene not because they have to but because they want to and it shows. I have never had a bad experience and have found my forever dentist. 😊
Dallas Dental is a great place to go, they're very gentle when working on your teeth they're also making sure you're as comfortable as you could be. Dallas Dental is the place to go to get dental work done if you want someone to listen to you and have great customer service I will recommend family and friends to Dallas Dental.
People here are awesome! Were able to get my daughter in on short notice. Will definitely be back
Superb customer service (I cannot remember the front office coordinator but a lovely person she is) and a great experience with an otherwise uncomfortable dental procedure. Doctor McMiller and Lauren made an innately uncomfortable procedure a pleasant and painless experience. They even played my favorite music while they worked. Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb was a nice touch as Doctor McMiller injected anesthesia.
Had a tooth extracted here & it was amazing (weird to say) lol. The stuff was so sweet and made sure I was very comfortable. They answered all my questions as well. Dr. McMiller was GREAT! The extraction was quick & painless. This is my new dentist office for sure!