Dental Crown Materials
A dental crown is a fairly common procedure at Lynn Dental Care. Dental crowns are used to repair and cover a damaged tooth. Crowns help to keep the rest of the teeth in alignment and improve the overall look of the tooth. Dentists use dental crowns when a tooth has been broken, the enamel has been worn down and weakened, and a patient needs dental implants and root canals covered.
Dentists use several different types of materials when designing dental crowns for their patients. Each type of material has different benefits for the protection of the tooth and the overall health of the mouth. Learn more about the different types of materials we use for crowns at Lynn Dental Care.
Porcelain-based ceramic dental crowns are used by the dentists at Lynn Dental Care for repairing front teeth. Ceramic crowns can be colored to match the coloring of the rest of your teeth, allowing the fake tooth to blend in with the rest of your smile. Many patients choose ceramic crowns due to metal allergies or because of the visual appeal. While porcelain-based ceramic is durable, it can weaken or become damaged over time from heavy biting or repeated wear.
Porcelain Fused to Metal
A porcelain fused to metal dental crown has many of the benefits of both ceramic crowns and metal crowns. Porcelain is used to create the visible part of the crown and is attached to a metal structure that has been fitted into the tooth that needs to be repaired. This type of dental crown is stronger than just porcelain and provides a good seal to protect against leakage and continued tooth decay.
Gold alloy crowns are not just made from gold; they can be made from other metals like copper as well. Gold alloy can resist the wear and tear that comes from repeated biting and chewing and doesn’t wear away the tooth. One drawback for this type of material is that it doesn’t blend with the other teeth. Most dentists use these crowns for back molars.
Base Metal Alloys
Base metal dental crowns are made of non-noble metals that are extremely resistant to damage and corrosion. Many times dentists use these types of crowns for back molars that still have a significant amount of healthy tooth left, as the installation of base metal crowns requires the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed.
Dental Crowns at Lynn Dental Care
If you are looking for a reliable Dallas dentist that specializes in dental crowns, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, and other general dentistry services, come check out Lynn Dental Care! Our team has decades of experience to help you obtain the healthy and happy smile of your dreams. Contact our office at 972-934-1400 today to schedule your appointment.