Crowns are the most outstanding treatment option that dentistry has to offer! Crowns totally restore broken or severely weakened teeth so you can be assured of years of trouble-free use. There are three types of dental crowns and which one you need depends on your particular situation.
The all-porcelain crown looks great and matches your tooth color very well. These crowns are very strong and have no metal. You won't have to worry about a dark line along the gums and the health of your gums will be improved as compared to porcelain fused to metal crowns.
Porcelain crowns, although strong, do have a slight risk of fracture if you chew ice or hard nuts. These crowns can last anywhere from 10-15 years in a well-cared-for mouth. Two appointments are necessary for completion of this type of crown. Crowns made from porcelain fused to metal are only used in bridges that replace missing teeth and need extra strength for support.
Gold crowns are the absolute strongest of crown selections but you compromise the tooth's esthetic quality. You won't have to worry about a gold crown breaking and they typically last for 15-20 years or more with minimal problems. Due to the cost of gold, these crowns are pricier. Because of their strength and appearance, gold crowns are usually used for back chewing teeth that withstand heavy chewing pressure and are not easily visible.
Regardless of the material used, crowns offer several benefits:
- Long term durability
- Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
- Improved chewing and talking
- An improved, natural and healthier smile
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If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.Read more about Traditional Crowns