Different Types of Crowns
Ceramic Crowns – Ceramic crowns are porcelain-based, these are recommended for restoring the front teeth for better color blending. When we place this kind of crown we might need to remove some of the tooth structure to attach the ceramic crown to the tooth.
Porcelain Infused with Metal – These crowns combine ceramic & metal alloy crowns. With a porcelain exterior & metal interior, these crowns are strong and look great.
Metal Alloy Crowns – Gold, silver, or platinum and other metals make up these crowns. They are the most durable type of crown available & the least likely to wear down your neighboring teeth. The downside of metal crowns is that they do not blend with your teeth, so they aren’t always the most aesthetic choice.
Zirconia Crowns – Zirconia is a type of metal that is naturally tooth-colored, making it a popular crown material for many dentists. Like other metal crowns, it is also extremely durable. Like Gold crowns, they are generally not as aesthetically pleasing as other choices.