There are a few different types of dental crowns that dentists can use depending on your specific oral care needs. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap employed to restore a decayed, broken, weak, or worn tooth, as well as to cover implants or teeth that have been treated with a root canal. They can be made from a variety of materials as well, such as metal, resin, and porcelain lasting up to fifteen years when properly cared for.
Metal crowns can be made from various metals, but they are particularly beneficial in that they do not chip or break, allowing them to last the longest. The most commonly held criticism of metal crowns is their aesthetic, so most people prefer for them to be employed for molars that aren’t in the spotlight. Porcelain crowns, on the other hand, are the most natural-looking option and are also very durable. The drawback of porcelain crowns is that they may chip off over time and can wear down the enamel on opposing teeth over time. Resin crowns are the most affordable option, but they are more fragile than their counterparts, lasting only about three to five years.
Other than what they are made of, dental crowns can be single caps or bridges. A crown for one tooth is designed to seamlessly cover and fit in with the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges are a row of three crowns in which two are attached to the teeth on either side of the main problem tooth. Of course, your dentist will advise you on your options according to your specific needs.
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