A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that the dentist places over a tooth for covering the tooth and recovering its size, shape, and strength and enhance its look also. At Advance Dental Clinic, a cosmetic dentist applies dental crowns for the following situations:

  • For making a cosmetic change
  • For covering a dental implant
  • For covering severely discolored or mishappened teeth
  • For holding a dental bridge in place
  • For covering and supporting teeth with large fillings if there are not lots of teeth left
  • For restoring a broken or severely worn down tooth
  • For shielding a weak or decayed tooth from breaking or holding together parts of a cracked tooth

3 Major Types of Dental Crowns

Permanent crowns can be all-metal, PFM (Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal), or Zirconia. Let’s have a look at their brief discussion:

  1. PFM Crowns – This type of dental crown represents a hybrid structure where porcelain is fused as a cover over the metal substructure that binds the tooth. These crowns offer both strength and good aesthetics.
  2. Metal Crowns – Metal crowns have a good content of platinum or gold or base-metal alloys. These crowns bear chewing and biting forces better and possibly last the longest in terms of wearing down. These crowns hardly break or chip. These crowns are an excellent option for valuable molars.
  3. Zirconia Crowns – Zirconia is one of the latest ceramic-like materials that blend the aesthetic appeal of porcelain with the strength of the metal. While PFM crowns have been utilized for decades, newer materials like zirconia are going through constant development to boost their clinical functionality.

Crowns can break like natural teeth and the teeth under the crowns can still get affected by cavities. To prevent such issues, ensure to contact Advance Dental Clinic for professional teeth cleanings!