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Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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5 Types of a Dental Crown

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Evan
5 Types of a Dental CrownA dental crown, also known as a dental cap, helps to restore the appearance of your decayed, fractured, or damaged teeth. When the dentist places a crown on your teeth, they need to numb your gums first to ensure you are comfortable and experience minimal pain. Later, the dentist will file down and shape your natural tooth so it can accommodate the size and shape of the crown. There are a variety of dental crowns available in the market, and they include:

Stainless Steel

The stainless-steel dental crown is the best option for a child who requires a dental cap for their primary tooth. They can also be used for adults who require temporary crown placement.

Metal Crowns

Their strength is robust and can last for an extended period. They are the most preferred for the molars as they are strong, and their metallic appearance is appealing. However, they tend to rust over time and may cause allergic reactions.

Porcelain Crowns

They are the best alternative for metal crowns. Porcelain crowns help to improve the color and contour of your teeth. They offer a natural look and help protect your teeth from further decay or damage. They also minimize the sensitivity of the patient. Compared to other options, they are low-maintenance options.

Resin Crowns

The resin crowns lack the strength and resilience of metal and porcelain crowns. They are only preferred as temporary solutions as they tend to wear down quickly. The crowns don't adequately withstand external forces during biting and chewing and, thus, are susceptible to fractures.

The Porcelain Fused to a Metal Crown

The PFM crowns are outstanding due to their visual appearance and longevity. In comparison to other crowns, they are quite resilient and not vulnerable to cracks and chips. The dentist often uses them to restore the teeth situated at the back of your mouth.
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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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