The Different Types of Crowns

Do you need a new crown? Do you know the difference between a permanent, temporary, and porcelain crown? Read on to learn more!

The word "crown" can be confusing since it has many meanings. But when it comes to dental care, a crown is a tooth-shaped cap that can replace the natural tooth. 

The tooth can get damaged for various reasons, like tooth decay, damage, injury chipping, or gum. Dental crowns function as a long-lasting solution for those who are looking to repair their smile and damaged tooth.

There are various kinds of permanent crowns available in the market. Let's take a look at some.

  • Metal

Nowadays, a dental crown made of metal is quite common; it's more of a fashion and powerful statement to many. These come in gold, palladium, chromium, and nickel. Crowns made of metal rarely chip and last long. They are pretty durable, and the only problem might be the metallic color. It's an ideal choice for replacing the molar tooth.

  • Porcelain Fused to Metal

Porcelain fused to metal is a type of dental crown that could be matched to the color of the teeth adjacent to the crown. It bends towards a more similar shade of the teeth, but the metal caps often show beneath the crown as a dark line. A good choice for front or back teeth.

The crown might ultimately get damaged in the long run, so it's prone to cracking and chipping within the mouth. 

  • Resin 

These crowns are more affordable than other crowns, but they are more prone to damage over time than porcelain fused to metal.

  • All-Ceramic and All-Porcelain

A significant benefit when it comes to this kind of crown is that they look similar to the tooth, having its real natural color. They are a good choice for front teeth. If you have a metal allergy, these are your best choice. However, they are prone to damage the teeth opposite of the ceramic crown and they are not strong as porcelain fused to metal.

  • Pressed Ceramics

Pressed ceramics are the most long-lasting solution available in the market. These dental crowns have a hard interior core. Here, the metal liner is replaced, which is used in all ceramics. This is an ideal answer for those who have allergies.

If you haven't decided what kind of crown you want, visit us for consultation at Shepherd Dental at 915-D N Shepherd Dr. Ste. D, Houston, TX 77008 or contact us for an appointment at (713) 864-3993.


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