Types of Dental Crowns

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Sundeep Rawal, DDS
Types of Dental CrownsDental crowns, also called dental caps, are used to restore damaged or missing teeth and are used when fillings are no longer a viable option. These can be used to restore size, appearance, and shape. Patients can choose between different types of dental crowns, some of which are listed below.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns

These are the most common type of dental crowns and consist of a mixture of porcelain and metal. The two materials are heated and fused together and are much stronger than all-porcelain crowns. Unlike metallic crowns, these have the advantage of being color-matched to the user's teeth and thus, look more natural. The extra reinforcement provided by the metal is especially suitable for back teeth. These are also more affordable than all-porcelain crowns.

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless steel crowns are usually used for children since they protect primary teeth and grow out with them. They're often used after cavity fillings or pulpotomy treatments. In adults, stainless steel crowns can be used temporarily while a permanent crown is being made.

Metal Crowns

Metals used in these dental crowns include gold, platinum, copper, and base-level alloys. In addition to being durable and resistant to corrosion, metal crowns require less removal than other types of dental crowns. However, although they are resistant to wear, they tend to be more costly and do not blend in with natural teeth. That being said, they are excellent candidates for teeth at the back of the mouth.

All-Porcelain Crowns

Also known as ceramic crowns, these are a good option since they blend in with natural teeth. They're also durable since they're hard to chip or break. Those with metal allergies are great candidates for all-porcelain crowns. However, they're not as strong as metal crowns and are not suitable for those with bruxism.

Resin Crowns

These are fairly inexpensive but are not as durable as other types of dental crowns. Since they're more susceptible to wear and tear, they aren't a long-lasting option. Because of this, resin crowns are usually used on decayed baby teeth instead of permanent teeth.

At Florida Prosthodontics, and discuss specific crowns and their suitability and cost with your unique needs in mind. To schedule an appointment to discuss this further, call us at (321) 252-9950.

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