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What Are the Types Of Dental Crowns?

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Photos of dental crown done at Revive Dental and Implant Center in Charleston, West VirginiaDental crowns provide a robust solution for individuals with cracked teeth. They effectively seal the damaged tooth, preventing the entry of bacteria and restoring its functionality. With a dental crown in place, you can confidently eat and drink without any restrictions, enjoying a normal diet. There are various types of dental crowns, as discussed below:

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are the most famous crowns available. They are highly preferred by many patients, particularly those affected by the front teeth since they mimic the natural teeth. Porcelain crowns excel in providing a seamless blend with surrounding teeth, ensuring a visually pleasing and natural smile.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns are widely used due to their durability and strength. They are made of metals such as stainless steel, gold, and silver alloy. Metal crowns offer exceptional resistance to wear and tear. Besides, they require minimal removal of tooth structure during placement. Nevertheless, due to their metallic color, they are typically ideal for molars or mouth areas that are less visible when smiling.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are crafted from zirconium oxide, a robust and tooth-colored material. These crowns offer a remarkable combination of durability and aesthetics, making them suitable for both front and back teeth. Their natural appearance ensures seamless integration with the surrounding teeth, enhancing the overall esthetics of your smile.

Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic crowns closely resemble natural teeth. They are an excellent choice for both anterior and posterior teeth. Ceramic crowns are highly biocompatible and free of metal, making them ideal for individuals with metal allergies.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

These crowns strike a balance between durability and natural appearance. The metal substructure provides robustness and structural support, while the porcelain layer achieves a lifelike appearance, closely resembling natural teeth. PFM crowns offer a reliable combination of strength and aesthetics, making them popular in restorative dentistry.
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