Types of Dental Crowns
Newport Beach, CA
A dental crown is a covering that looks like a tooth that is put on a fractured, decayed, or damaged tooth. Dental crowns are specially designed to enhance the visual appearance of your teeth and smile. The good thing about these caps is that they are durable and don't need special care. Our dentist at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry places dental crowns at a cost-friendly price. They come in different types, sizes, and shapes.
All Porcelain Crowns
These are also known as ceramic crowns, the most common type of crown in use today. They are the ideal choice for front teeth repairs. These dental crowns mimic your natural teeth; hence preferred by many people. The primary benefits of ceramic crowns are that they perfectly complement your neighboring teeth in color, size, and shape. Also, they are suitable for people with metal allergies since no metal is utilized, meaning they are toxic-free. However, they are short-lasting.
Dental crowns can be made from various metals such as nickel, palladium, gold, chromium, and stainless steel. Metal crowns are a fantastic option for molars that are not visible. These crowns last for an extended period since they do not easily break or chip. Besides, they are resilient to forces from biting.
Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns
These dental crowns are also widely employed and suitable for both back and front teeth. The metal construction helps them to provide superb strength and durability, while the porcelain coat gives an aesthetic appeal. When compared to all-porcelain crowns, they are less expensive. The main drawback is that the porcelain section might break off; thus, they are not ideal for people who grind their teeth. In addition, the crown can make the gumline develop a grey line; hence they will not provide the beautiful appearance that all-porcelain crowns give.
All-resin dental crowns are metal-free, making them ideal for people with metal allergies. They are more affordable and are manufactured of composite resin material. However, these crowns last for a shorter period as they degrade with time and are prone to breakages.
These crowns' interior is hard, and they take the place of the metal liners used in all-ceramic crown production. They use porcelain material to cover ceramic crowns since it closely resembles your real teeth. They last longer than a crown made entirely of porcelain.
Installing a crown requires two dentist visits. The dentist cleans and evaluates the teeth that receive crowns during the first appointment. On the second visit, the crown is securely fastened. The dentist will execute a root canal procedure to remove the decay during preparation completely. The dentist will polish the tooth's enamel to guarantee a precise fit for the dental crown. The dentist will imprint your teeth, who will then send the imprints to the dental lab for crown manufacturing.
You will receive a temporary crown while the permanent one is being manufactured. You will go home and come back after two or three weeks when the dentist will place the permanent crown. Visit to learn about the crown insertion procedure. Call us today at 949-991-2499 to book an appointment.