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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.

Orthodontic crown types

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Dr. Boustany
Orthodontic crown typesDental crowns are dental solutions that are used to restore damaged teeth. They are positioned over damaged enamel and take up the shape of the tooth. There are various types of dental crowns, each with personal designs and a set of advantages as well as drawbacks. In this article, we will dive into the types and their functions.

Ceramic crowns

These are the most famous types of dental crowns. They are manufactured from porcelain and are used for their natural and aesthetic look. They are also resistant to staining and can be placed on the front and back teeth.

(PFM) Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns

PFM crowns are made from a metallic material with a porcelain layer bonded to the tooth. They are extra resilient and stronger than ceramic crowns, therefore, are appropriate for rear teeth. They however require more reinforcement and will need to be replaced after some years.

Gold crowns

Made out of gold alloy, these crowns are good for their sturdiness and their aesthetic look. They are also easy on the surrounding gums and teeth making them the best alternative for people who are allergic to metals. They are visually appealing and can be used either on the front or the back teeth.

Zirconia crowns

They are made of a biocompatible element called zirconia. It is a sturdy ceramic substance that is also appealing to the eye. They are an outstanding choice for people who are allergic to metals. They also require less dental care than other types of crowns.

Stainless steel crowns

These crowns are stainless steel and are used for children and adults with fewer teeth in the mouth. They are prefabricated and used to shield the enamel until the permanent crown is ready.

The type of dental crowns you should get will be determined by your individual needs. To pick the best choice, talk to our dentists and get alternatives and crowns of your desire.
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