Dental Crowns

What are the available types of dental crowns?

There are different types of permanent dental crowns that are made with porcelain with metal, ceramic, resin, all porcelain and metal. Dental crowns can be made out of metals such as chromium or nickel which are base-metal alloys, palladium or gold alloy. As a less stronger material, resin dental crowns are not as expensive or durable as its counterparts while the dental crowns made from porcelain fused to metal look more natural and can be chosen for the back or the front teeth. Durable and long lasting, metal dental crowns are strong and are equipped to withstand wear and tear. Dental crowns that are made completely with porcelain or ceramic match the natural colour of the teeth and are suitable for people who have an allergy to metals. Ceramic dental crowns can be chosen for the upper and lower front teeth. While being fitted for a dental crown, a temporary crown made of stainless steel or acrylic would be created in a dentist's office, while a permanent dental crown is made at a dental lab.

Dental Crowns

As one of the types of dental restoration, a dental crown covers or surrounds a dental implant or a tooth. If there is a big cavity that is a threat to the tooth, a dental crown is needed as the dentist bonds it to the tooth with dental cement to safeguard the health of the tooth that has a cavity. Dental crowns are made with indirect methods from a variety of materials that improve the appearance of the person's teeth and have the benefit of adding to the strength of the teeth.

How long will a dental crown last?

A dental crown lasts for 50 years or more depending on the person's oral hygiene habits and care of the teeth.