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Types of Popular Dental Crowns and When They Get Used


Posted on 1/23/2018 by Dr. Michael Drone
Dental Crowns Drone Prosthodontics IN 46383A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and improve its appearance overall.

It is a fixed prosthetic device, cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and unlike removable devices such as denture, which you can take out and clean easily and daily, only a dentist can remove and clean it. When fully cemented into place, it fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gums.

Two Categories of Crowns - Temporary and Permanent

Temporary Crowns are usually stainless steel, all-resin and all-ceramic. The stainless-steel crowns are prefabricated crowns, used as a temporary measure. The crown protects the tooth or filling, while a permanent crown is made from another material.

When the primary tooth comes out to make room for the permanent tooth, the crown comes out naturally with it. All-Resin crowns are less expensive than other crowns, but wear down faster over time. Lastly, all-ceramic crown provides more natural color match, than any other.

On the other hand, permanent crowns are either made purely from metal or porcelain which is fused to metal. Metal Crowns are made from alloys having a high content of gold or platinum, or a base metal alloy.

These crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and last the longest in terms of wear and tear. "Porcelain-fused-to metal" crowns can be color-matched with the adjacent teeth, but the porcelain portion may chip or break off, or the metal part may show up with receding gums, showing a dark line near the gums.

Temporary vs Permanent Crowns

Temporary crowns can be done in a dentist's office, while a permanent one requires a laboratory. Typically, a temporary crown is made of stainless steel or acrylic like substance, while a permanent one is made of metal or alloys.

Call us for more information about crowns, dental problems, decaying tooth and their restoration procedures or to know what would be the best choice of crown for you.
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