A dental crown covers the tooth and restores its strength, shape, and size. When a crown is fully cemented into place, it covers the entire tooth down to the gumline. Only a specialist or Dentist is able to remove a cemented crown.
Types of Dental Crowns
There are only three different types of crowns available:
- Full metal
- Full porcelain
Based on the patient’s specific needs, the area of the crown, our dentist will recommend the best type of crown.
Metal crowns typically last the longest since they’re strong and durable. It’s very rare for metal crowns to chip or break. They’re especially good for the back of the mouth where more forceful biting typically occurs.
Our dentists will typically recommend full porcelain crowns when the tooth is near the front of the mouth. Full porcelain crowns are oftentimes easier to match with tooth color, making them more desirable.
With this option you are getting the best of both worlds. The ability to easily match the color of the crown to adjacent crowns while also having the strength of a metal crown.