If you have a chipped, cracked, or decayed tooth, there’s a good chance you may need a dental crown to protect it. The type you get depends on things like:
Here are the main types of dental crowns that you may hear about:
Porcelain or Ceramic
Natural-looking white crowns are very common these days. Porcelain crowns are especially good for restoring chipped front teeth that are visible when you smile.
Gold or Metal
Metal crowns aren’t for everyone, but they do last a long time. You might choose to get one for a back tooth like a molar. Gold caps in particular are strong yet gentle on enamel.
Stainless steel crowns are best-suited to children’s teeth or temporary purposes. These crowns are cheap and easy to place in just one appointment – perfect for capping a baby tooth that’s soon to fall out.
Crowns can be made from a material that’s similar to white dental fillings. While cheaper upfront, resin crowns fracture and wear down more easily.
When you want the strength of a metal crown but the look of a white one, then a combination cap is the way to go.
Temporary dental crowns are usually made from acrylic. They cannot last long enough to protect your tooth for more than a few months. These kinds of crowns are only intended to protect your tooth while you’re waiting on the final restoration.
Visit a restorative dentist near you to find out which kind of crown is right for your smile.
Posted on behalf of:
Park South Dentistry
30 Central Park S #13C
New York, NY 10019
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