6 Types Of Dental Crowns For Your Teeth

Dental crowns are used to cover and protect the structure of your teeth under functional forces, and depending on which type of material these crowns are made of, they can last for a few years to a lifetime. Below are the types of available implant crowns for your teeth.

Zirconia

Zirconia crowns are excellent options for those who want beautiful-looking, durable and long-lasting dental crowns. As long as you practice good oral hygiene and habit, you don't have to worry about a Zirconia crown breaking or chipping. Zirconia crowns are excellent for pre-molar and molar and may need to be veneered when placed in the front teeth so that they look a lot more natural. This is the strongest type of ceramic/porcelain dental crown.

Porcelain

If you're looking for natural-looking teeth, feldspathic porcelain crowns are by far the best option. These crowns are excellent for your front teeth as they can match the surrounding teeth both in colour and shape. They're also toxic-free, making them the best alternative. The only disadvantage is that they are more brittle than other crowns. Speak with your dentist to help you determine which crowns are best for you.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal

Having metals blended into the porcelain crowns provides both beauty and strength. Compared to all-porcelain crowns, this option is also more cost-effective and highly durable. The only downside is that, over time, the metal in the cover may cause gray lines in your gumlines. We suggest speaking with your dentist to help you determine which dental crowns are best for your teeth.

Gold

A gold crown is highly durable and strong, making them one of the best options for your dental crowns. With proper oral hygiene, gold can last several years. However, the only disadvantage is that gold crowns don't look like natural teeth. They may also not be best for some people due to allergic reactions to components in the gold alloy. It's best to get in touch with a specialist dentist to help you make an informed decision.

E-Max

It is a type of ceramic which has been reinforced by lithium disilicate. They are indicated for both front, and back teeth in non-bruxer people. The colours can also match your natural teeth. However, they are more prone to cracking and are also expensive. If you prefer e-max dental crowns, do make sure to care for your teeth properly.

Acrylic/Composite Resin

Acrylic crowns are used for the fabrication of temporary crowns. . They can match your surrounding teeth in colour and shape. However, the main disadvantage is that they are not as durable as porcelain crowns; they chip and discolour easily. They are not advised to be used for more than 6 weeks.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver

Dental crowns are recommended for structurally compromised teeth. Teeth with large caries or broken and root canal treated are at risk of fracture, so they need to be protected using dental crowns/onlay. We are a team of specialist dentists committed to helping our patients achieve the best smile. Contact us today for an appointment. 

 

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