Getting a dental crown is a big step towards preserving the health of your teeth after you have suffered tooth damage from trauma or decay. However, be aware that there are different types of crowns, and each type offers a different advantage. With that in mind, here are the advantages of each type, and the situation for which they are usually used. If you are in need of a dental crown, contact us here at Monroe Family Dentistry, and let us help provide information on the options of crowns that could work best for you.
Metal crowns are far and away the most obvious crowns. If you are looking for something that blends in with the surrounding tooth material, a metal crown isn’t for you.
However, if you are concerned about the durability of your crown—for example if you know that you are a heavy chewer and anticipate that other crowns may break down too quickly—metal crowns are the route to take. Metal crowns are the most durable and long-lasting crowns available. They are frequently used for molars, where the chewing forces are greater (and where they are not as easily seen).
Crowns made out of ceramic can closely mimic the surrounding tooth material. If you need a crown in the front of your mouth, you’ll want to strongly consider using ceramic. However, be aware that it does not last as long as metal.
Porcelain crowns are a kind of hybrid: they often utilize a metal base fused to a porcelain cap. As such, they last longer than ceramic crowns, but they are more aesthetically pleasing than metal crowns.
Choosing Your Dental Crown
If you are not sure what type of crown to get, we would be happy to spend time with you and give you our suggestions based on our experience. At Monroe Family Dentistry, we have extensive experience in creating and installing crowns, and we are happy to put our experience to work for you. Call today! to schedule your consultation or examination today!