About Dental Crowns
A crown is basically a cap for a damaged tooth. It can be made from a variety of materials, including metal or porcelain. You might have a crown over a molar that rarely shows, except when you yawn widely, or you might have crowns on your front teeth that were specifically designed to match your other teeth.
Several factors are important to consider when choosing a crown, including:
A natural appearance that doesn’t detract from your smile may also be a priority for you. A dentist can discuss the various options and help you to figure out what best meets your needs.
Types of Dental Crowns
Different kinds of materials can be used in crowns, including:
For example, you could have a porcelain crown that’s fused to metal, as opposed to an all-porcelain crown. When selecting the material for your crown, your dentist will consider factors such as:
When selecting the material for your crown, your dentist will consider factors such as:
You can also talk with your dentist about your personal preference.