There are a lot of people in America who have dental crowns placed in their smile. Dental crowns have become a popular way to restore damaged or decayed teeth, while still restoring its look, shape and functionality.

Dental crown includes a cap that is customized to cover a patient’s tooth. This procedure not only restores a tooth’s shape and size but also increases its length to enhance performance. In a successful procedure, the crown is cemented in place, thereby perfectly encasing the tooth for full protection.

Crowns are often required for the following reasons:

  • Large cavities that are difficult to be filled
  • Missing teeth when a bridge is required
  • Cracked or worn teeth
  • Restoration after a root canal
  • Cosmetic reasons like a badly shaped teeth or discolored teeth

Different Varieties of Crowns
Crowns are categorized as permanent and temporary. They are made from different materials depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.

Stainless Steel
They are typically a temporary solution to protect a tooth or filling while a permanent crown is being prepared. They are used for children to protect a primary tooth from additional decay, this way the permanent teeth arrives and crown comes out naturally.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal
This crown type is an excellent option for front and back teeth. It can also be used when a bridge requires the strength provided by the metal. The advantage of having a porcelain is its appearance. The color can then be matched to the neighbouring teeth. Porcelain shows more wear, can chip or break off over time.

Temporary
Temporary crowns are often made of acrylic-based material or stainless steel.

Metals 
Metal crowns make use of alloy with a high gold/platinum content. A base metal alloy is also used like cobalt chromium and nickel-chromium. These alloys can easily withstand the long term biting and wear and tear.

All-Resin
Dental crowns made entirely from the resin are not as expensive as other crown types. They also have the potential to wear down or fracture at a higher rate as compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

All-Ceramic or All-Porcelain
They are considered to be the best choice as they provide a natural color match that is far better than other choices.

At Westgreen Family Dental, we firmly believe that your oral health directly affects your overall health and we are ready to take care of any of your dental problems. Schedule an appointment and get the smile you’ve always wanted.

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