Cracked teeth due to either a dental procedure or an infection, are something that need to be taken care of right away. If your dentist has recommended that you get a dental crown, you might be wondering if you’ll start to resemble a rap artist wearing a grill. However, with a handful of different types of dental crowns to choose from, you can help to pick not only a durable material but also a material that is suitable for your look.
Although the look of having a gold tooth or other type of metal in the back of your mouth might be unsightly, metal crowns are probably the most durable type of crown available on the market. Due to their strong nature, metal crowns don’t wear down or bump up against other teeth causing further oral erosion. Instead, metal crowns offer an uncanny ability to protect your tooth and allow you to still enjoy your normal chewing capabilities like before.
- Stainless Steel
Stainless steel crowns are usually used as a temporary measure while a more permanent dental crown is being made. By protecting the tooth from further erosion, the stainless steel dental crown will cover the entire tooth and filling area. Most commonly used in children, stainless steel dental crowns are a more affordable solution and are ideal for children who are going to lose the tooth anyways.
As one of the cheapest options available on the dental market, resin crowns are made entirely of resin and sit on top of your tooth in order to protect it from decay or erosion. However, resin crowns tend to wear down fairly quickly and will have to be replaced fairly often.
As the most popular type of dental crown available on the market, ceramic crowns virtually blend in with your natural teeth, giving you a more subtle look. By being matched to your natural teeth or even picking a whiter option, ceramic crowns come in a variety of shades to match virtually anybodys smile.
From metal to ceramic, these four types of dental crowns are all unique and valuable in their own ways. Whether you’re more worried about longevity or the upfront cost, there is a dental crown option available for you to choose from.
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