What Are Dental Crown Types?
Dental Crown is the best choice to have better look and function to fix your decayed or chipped tooth. Although it has higher price depending on the material used and the expertise of the dentist, it is still provide the better result. You can pick many choices of crowns types including ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, all-metal, or porcelain materials. Choose crown that is right for you according on your financial plan and cosmetic needs.
This dental crown is tougher than porcelain and all-ceramic and provides better aesthetic value than metal crown. Unfortunately it does not have natural tooth color as metal line is easily seen along the gum line. Metal line makes the crowns to look smokier rather than transparent.
Metal dental crown is perhaps the least ideal choice for front teeth, as its gold color is easier to notice than other crown materials. However, metal crowns are the strongest material and resist daily chewing and grinding. It also requires less deduction of the original tooth construction than other materials. It is the best choice for a less expensive dental crown material especially if placed on the back teeth.
This dental crown is designed to match in with surrounding natural teeth as the material is transparent and tooth-colored. Ceramic crown is best option for those that are allergic to metals and need a more natural look. The drawback is that it is not as tough as metal especially if used on the back teeth that receive more chewing force.
The most visually lovely crown is the all-porcelain material. It allows dentists to match the crown color with surrounding teeth. The drawback of porcelain dental crown is its thickness requires taking away more natural tooth. Dentist will be difficult to accomplish a proper fit lengthways the gum line.
All-resin dental crown is likely to crack and break but it is made of the most reasonably priced variety or ceramic.