What is the Best Material to Use for My Dental Crown?

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Ceramic Porcelain

Dentists often recommend dental crowns as a restorative treatment for damaged, weakened, or discolored teeth. Whether your teeth are damaged due to an accident, genetics, or poor oral health, dental crowns are highly effective at restoring their look, integrity, and function.

In addition to the aesthetic advantages, dental crowns help maintain your tooth structure, reduce the risk of further damage and infection, and restore the functionality of your teeth for biting, chewing, and talking.

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, from pure gold permanent crowns to high-quality ceramic porcelain. At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer 100% customized, tooth-colored dental crowns in ceramic porcelain material. Our ceramic porcelain crowns are strong and durable, giving you a long-term solution for restoring damaged teeth.

Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are used to treat various oral problems. After you schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Owens, he can diagnose your issue and determine the best course of action. You might be prescribed a dental crown for:

  • Protecting a weakened tooth from breaking or incurring more damage
  • Restoring the look and function of worn or broken teeth
  • Holding a dental bridge in place
  • Capping severely stained or discolored teeth
  • Protecting a tooth with a large filling when little of the natural tooth remains
  • Topping off a dental implant
  • Covering a tooth following a root canal

Crown Materials

Today, dentists offer different crown materials, such as porcelain fused to gold crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, porcelain bonded crowns, and composite resin crowns. Each of these materials has unique benefits.

The most popular crown material in modern dentistry is ceramic porcelain. Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers high-quality, stain-resistant custom ceramic porcelain crowns, renewing confidence in your smile.

Material for Dental Crown

Porcelain Fused to Gold

Porcelain fused to gold crowns are fabricated with a gold base, thin alloy layer and are covered in porcelain. The porcelain exterior is shaped and colored to give the crown a natural look.

Although porcelain fused to gold crowns are durable and long-lasting, the gold base generates an opacity in the porcelain, which can offset the color. This type of crown is rarely used for front teeth since the gold can become visible along the gum line.

Due to the presence of metal, this type of crown is unsuitable for someone with metal sensitivities or allergies. They are also not recommended for patients who grind or clench their teeth.

Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)

PFM crowns contain a porcelain exterior that surrounds a metal alloy interior. The metal interior gives the crown strength, while the porcelain exterior can be shaped and colored to match your complexion and prevent excessive contact with opposing teeth. With careful maintenance, PFM crowns can look and feel great for many years.

Although these crowns are typically cost-effective, the metal interior can become visible along the gum line if your gums start to recede. For this reason, they’re most popular for protecting damaged molars. To fit PFM crowns, the dentist must remove more of your natural tooth than with other materials. This type of crown is unsuitable if you are allergic or sensitive to metals.

Composite Resin Crowns

Composite resin crowns are popular today due to their natural look and affordability. These crowns are fabricated from composite materials, similar to the substances used to make dental fillings. This ensures they blend seamlessly with existing teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile. The most common resins used for composite crowns are acrylic polymer and polymethyl methacrylate.

The main appeal of composite resin crowns is the low price point. They are generally much cheaper than other types of materials. However, this comes at the expense of quality. Composite resin isn’t as durable as other materials, such as ceramic porcelain, and is subject to wear over time.

Ceramic Porcelain

At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we use dental crown materials that are at the forefront of modern technology. If you’re looking for a dental crown that is customizable, natural-looking, and comfortable, our ceramic porcelain crowns are an excellent choice. Porcelain has translucent properties similar to natural teeth, so your dental crown blends seamlessly with your smile. The ceramic porcelain material is the best option for tratiang teeth toward the front of your mouth.

Ceramic porcelain is one of the most malleable restorative materials, ensuring we can mold and shape your crown for a precise fit. This not only benefits you aesthetically, but it also improves comfort, making talking and chewing easier. Our crowns are available in a range of natural tooth colors, so you can choose the exact tint that matches your natural smile.

Another important benefit of our ceramic porcelain crowns is that they are metal-free, toxic-free, and biocompatible. Biocompatibility reduces the risk of allergic reactions to the procedure, promoting functionality between the body and the crowns.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Contact Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry if you’re looking to restore your smile with ceramic porcelain dental crowns.

To book an appointment or learn more about dental crowns or any of our dental treatments, fill out our online form or give us a call today at (248) 626 0772.