Dental Crowns An Overview
The dental crown can be used to address a wide range of concerns, from cosmetic imperfections to tooth damage. Custom made to match your smile, a dental crown can restore beauty, function, and strength to a tooth.
Drs. Wooddell and Passaro may recommend a dental crown for a variety of reasons:
- Tooth damage
- Discolored tooth
- To restore after a root canal
- Misshapen tooth
A dental crown can play a key role in maintaining your dental health and avoiding tooth extraction.
Types of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be made from a range of materials. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate choice for your oral health needs and aesthetic goals. In most cases, we recommend the use of a composite resin or high quality ceramic material for the most natural looking and durable result.
- Gold: recommended for use on back molars where chewing forces are the greatest, requiring a strong and durable restoration for optimal results.
- Porcelain: a type of pressable ceramic, porcelain provides a beautiful, natural looking result that mimics the way your natural teeth reflect light. It is also highly durable and stain resistant.
- Zirconia: one of the newest materials in dental restorations, zirconia offers metal like strength with the natural beauty of porcelain.