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Why Are There Several Types of Dental Crowns?

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Dr. David Wanserski
Why Are There Several Types of Dental Crowns?Dental crowns are useful in restoring decayed, damaged, and missing teeth. If your tooth damage or decay is so severe that it cannot be restored with a filling, a crown will come in handy. When a crown is used to restore a missing tooth, you will require a dental implant to act as the anchor for your false tooth. Crowns are available in different types, and you can select any based on your preference. They include metal crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-ceramic crowns.

Metal Crowns

Crowns can be made with nickel, gold, or chromium metals. These types of crowns are strong and resistant to chipping. Therefore, they can withstand hard chewing or biting. To place them on your teeth, we will remove only a small part of your teeth. Despite their strength and durability, metal crowns do not blend well with natural teeth due to their color; hence, suitable for molars and premolars.

Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns mimic natural teeth color. This makes them easy to match with the adjacent teeth when fitted. However, they can easily break or chip, causing wear on the opposing teeth in contact with the crown. The metal in these crowns is also visible at times as a dark line, but this crown can be used for both front and back teeth.

All-Ceramic Crowns

All-ceramic crowns are the best type of crowns if you want to achieve a natural appearance due to their white color that mimics natural teeth. We can also tint these types of crowns to match your teeth' color. This feature makes them an ideal choice for front teeth restorations. Also, if you have metal allergies, this is the best crown for you. However, their nonmetallic nature makes them weaker than porcelain fused to metal; hence, they are suitable for frontal teeth that experience minimal pressure. For more details on the types of crowns, contact our office today.
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