Types of Dental Crowns

Types of Dental Crowns

Posted by Alexi Kossi on Jul 14 2023, 05:05 AM

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are versatile dental restorations that can address various dental issues, from strengthening weakened teeth to improving their appearance. Also known as caps, dental crowns are custom-made covers that fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth, providing durability, protection, and aesthetic enhancement. Dental crowns are prosthetic restorations that encase and protect damaged or weakened teeth. At Smile City Dental Group, they are typically made from materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal alloy, or a combination of these, offering a durable and natural-looking solution.

Types of Dental Crowns

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns, also known as all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns, are prized for their natural appearance and ability to mimic the translucency of natural teeth closely. These crowns are popular for restoring front teeth due to their lifelike aesthetics. Porcelain crowns are highly resistant to staining and suitable for individuals with metal allergies.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns combine the strength of a metal base with the natural-looking porcelain exterior. These crowns offer a good balance between aesthetics and durability. The metal substructure provides strength and stability, while the porcelain overlay ensures an aesthetically pleasing appearance. PFM crowns are commonly used for both front and back teeth.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns, typically made of gold alloy or base metal alloys, are known for their exceptional strength and longevity. These crowns are highly resistant to wear and rarely chip or break. Metal crowns require minimal removal of tooth structure, making them a conservative option.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are popular for their strength, durability, and natural appearance. They are made from a high-strength ceramic material called zirconia, known for its biocompatibility and fracture resistance. Zirconia crowns can restore the front and back teeth, providing excellent aesthetics and reliable functionality. These highly translucent crowns allow them to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Zirconia crowns are ideal for individuals seeking a durable and aesthetic restoration.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Enhanced Tooth Protection

One of the primary benefits of dental crowns is their ability to provide substantial protection to weakened or damaged teeth. Crowns act as a shield, covering the entire visible portion of the tooth and safeguarding it from further decay, fractures, or damage. By encapsulating the tooth, dental crowns ensure its longevity and prevent the need for more extensive and costly dental treatments in the future.

Restored Tooth Functionality

When a tooth is severely decayed, cracked, or damaged, its functionality can be significantly compromised. Dental crowns are designed to restore proper tooth functionality. By replacing the damaged tooth structure with a custom-made crown, patients can regain their ability to bite, chew, and speak confidently. Dental crowns provide stability and strength, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods comfortably and engage in daily activities without discomfort or limitations.

Dental crowns offer a reliable solution to restore and enhance your teeth, providing long-lasting results and renewed confidence. Visit Smile City Dental Group at 19366 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351, or call (661) 252-8888 to achieve a healthy and radiant smile.

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