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What are the Types of Crowns?

For individuals with cracked, damaged, or discolored teeth, dental crowns might be the best option in restoring a beautiful and pain-free smile. A dental crown is a durable tooth shaped covering that fit over a tooth and becomes the new working surface of the tooth. There are many options in the materials used in dental crowns, each with benefits fit for a specific purpose.

If your dentist at Chapel Hill Family Dentistry in Douglasville, Georgia has recommended a crown you will have a few things to consider when choosing the type of crown best for you and your situation, such as strength or cosmetic benefits. The most common options include metal, porcelain fused to metal, all porcelain, all ceramic, and resin.

Metal

Metal crowns are among the most durable options in crowns. Your dentist might use a base-metal alloy which gives the crown a silver look, or a gold metal alloy which would give the crown a gold tint. Since they are the strongest of all the crowns, they last much longer. One disadvantage of metal crowns is that they are clearly visible and aesthetically better suited to less visible areas of the mouth.

Porcelain Fused To Metal

If durability is a high priority but aesthetics is still important, a Porcelain Fused to Metal crown, or PFM crown, might be the better choice. A PFM crown is a metal crown fused with a porcelain upper surface, providing the strength of metal, but a more pleasing look.  The metal beneath the porcelain might create a shadow, however, detracting from a natural look.

All Porcelain/ All Ceramic

The all porcelain or all ceramic crowns are the most natural looking crowns available. The material resembles the natural tooth and reflects light in a similar way. Ceramic crowns are not as durable and require special considerations. For example, the material absorbs color differently and beverages such as coffee or tea might darken or stain the crown at a different rate than the natural tooth surface.

Resin

Resin crown are typically the most affordable option in crowns. This choice is aesthetically pleasing but not as durable as other options. Resin crowns wear down more quickly and need to be replaced sooner than other dental crown options.

Not all problems or dental needs are created equal, and not every option is a good fit for every patient.  The dentist will consider the patient’s specific needs, dental parameters, and aesthetic preference when recommending the best type of crown used to create a stunning smile. Contact us at Chapel Hill Family Dentistry in Douglasville, GA now to learn more.

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