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Types of Dental Crowns to Consider


Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
3D rendered cross-section view of three teeth with dental crowns made of different materialsA dental crown is engineered to look like a tooth-shaped cap and is installed on top of decayed, worn-down, or broken teeth. We can also use crowns to conceal your teeth after undergoing a dental treatment such as root canal treatment. Crowns are made from several materials, such as porcelain, resin, or metal. There are different types of dental crowns you can consider, such as:

Metal Crowns


Metal crowns are popular since they are not prone to break or chip. They are durable, not susceptible to common wear and tear, and can withstand chewing and biting forces. Before placement, you will only undergo minimal enamel removal. The only issue with the metal crowns is their metallic color, and they are most recommended for molars since they are out-of-sight.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Dental Crowns


These crowns are called PFM crowns and are made of metal and porcelain. Creating a crown that matches the shade of your natural teeth is possible. We can use these crowns to restore your back and front teeth. The only issue is that they are likely to chip off after a time.

Gold Crowns


Gold crowns combine copper and metals such as chromium and nickel. These crowns are preferred because of their durability and strength. These dental tools are very resistant and strong, require minimal removal of your natural teeth, and are ideal for restoring the second molars. However, they do not mimic your natural teeth.

Porcelain and Ceramic Crowns


Porcelain or ceramic crowns are most preferred due to their aesthetics and durability. They are engineered to mimic the look of your other teeth. Ideally, we can create crowns that match the color, shape, and size of your teeth. They are quite ideal for replacing your front teeth due to their aesthetics. Another important feature is their biocompatibility, which means they are not toxic to your body.

A dental crown is a great restorative treatment for your teeth. They last for many years when properly installed and taken care of. If you have discolored, decayed, or fractured teeth, ensure you contact us for more information.

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