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Types of crowns

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Evan
Types of crownsDental crowns are cap-shaped teeth that help restore damaged natural teeth s well as improve one's smile. Typically, before fitting dental crowns, the patient's teeth are realigned in the desired shape to ensure effective alignment of the artificial caps over the teeth. Once the dentist suggests that you may need a dental crown for your problem, the first question that rings into your mind is the variety of dental crowns.

Types of Dental Crowns

When you visit our practice, our dentists will offer you the various dental crowns we have. Some of them include.

Gold Crowns

These types of crowns are made from copper and other metals such as chromium and nickel, and with their durability and strength properties, they are famous among many patients. Depending on the patient's desired crown, the dentist may recommend gold crowns for back restorations. Their significant shortcomings include their aesthetics and color, which deter people from opting for them as they fail to resemble natural teeth.

All Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are a widely used type of dental crowns as they resemble the patient's natural teeth. They are made purely from porcelains and ceramics, sometimes referred to as ceramic crowns. Due to their easy matching with the remnant teeth, they are used for cosmetic purposes to improve the size or shape of one's teeth. Their shortcomings stem from their weak strength compared to their counterpart metal crowns. Therefore, they wear down over time.

Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns

These are modified crowns made from a combination of metal and porcelain materials and offer strength and aesthetics. Their main advantage is their low prices and is well known to work. For patients who experience teeth clenching, these crowns tend to wear down opposing teeth hence discouraged.
If you need dental crown procedures, please visit our practices. Contact us to book an appointment today.

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