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Which Materials Are Best for Dental Crowns?

Posted on 10/10/2019 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
Which Materials Are Best for Dental Crowns?Dental crowns have been with us for a while now. They are essentially prosthetic objects that are cemented onto a tooth for one reason or the other.

The main reason a dentist will create a dental crown is to cover a damaged tooth, improving its appearance in the mouth, strengthening the tooth and also improving its general alignment inside the mouth. Crowns are created once we take an impression of the teeth in question since they must fit perfectly.

Next, we have to reduce the size of the tooth so that the crown can fit in without any issues. We do this by shaving off a little bit of the enamel. Once that is done, we can now cement the crown onto the tooth and no one will be the wiser. However, when you choose to have dental crowns fitted, you must decide on the material which will be used for this process. Patients can choose one of the following ones:


Ceramic crowns are quite common today. They are mostly used to replace the front teeth since their color closely resembles with our natural tooth color. The crown is specifically designed from porcelain-based materials. When you have these on, people can't tell that it's a crown you have on which makes it a favorite for many.

Porcelain-Fused To Metal

If you are looking for something that's extremely long lasting, then this combination will do the trick. Since the porcelain is fused to a metal structure, you can be guaranteed that you will have something strong that blends with your natural tooth color and not likely to easily break even when you bite at something hard.


Some patients prefer something that won't break or chip over the years they will be using it. To this end, crowns of metals such as gold, nickel, palladium or chromium are highly reliable. Because these crowns are more resistant to the forces of wear and tear, they are ideal for out-of-sight molars.

If you are looking into getting a crown or two for some teeth, then consider the materials above. Simply book an appointment so that we can take a look at what's going on and decide on the best one to install.
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