Dental crowns in dentistry are a type of protein restoration that covers and protects a decayed tooth. They can also have an aesthetic role when problems are not completely solved by dental fillings. The materials from which crowns can be made are ceramic, porcelain, metals, and resin. From an aesthetic point of view, dental crowns made of porcelain or ceramic can be created in the same color as natural teeth. Metallic materials such as zirconium are recommended for crowns made for back teeth, they are more durable and stronger than porcelain.
Dental crowns are widely used if you have chipped, broken, or fractured teeth. There is also the possibility of having a canal treatment that also requires a restoration. If you want to have strong teeth for the rest of your life and a minute of dental aesthetics, dental crowns can help.
Permanent crowns can be made out of many different materials. These materials can include:
Metal: Dental crowns can be made of several types of metals, gold, palladium, nickel, or chrome. The main advantage of metal dental crowns is that they chip or splinter very hard, are durable over time, and require the removal of small amounts of a tooth. The disadvantage of these crowns is the color.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal: Porcelain dental crowns can be made in the natural color of the teeth. A dark line may appear on this crown due to the metal under the porcelain crown. They are less resistant than metal ones and there is a risk of chipping or breaking the crown. They are recommended for front or back teeth.
All-resin: This type of dental crown is cheaper than metal or porcelain ones. Over time, there is a risk that it will break and wear out faster than porcelain or metal.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain: From an aesthetic point of view, this type of dental crown is the best, their color is identical to that of a natural tooth. For people allergic to the metal this type of crown is ideal. Even though they are not as strong as "Porcelain-fused-to-metal" crowns, they are ideal for front teeth.
Pressed ceramic: The center of this type of crown is very hard. Because they are made of pressed ceramics, they do not have in their composition that metal skeleton that is used for other types of crowns. They are stronger than porcelain crowns, and their color is identical to that of natural teeth.
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