Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations that can be used for various restorative and cosmetic dental purposes. Crowns are used when a person's teeth have suffered from severe damage beyond repair. Crowns are cap-like ceramic structures that are used to restore damaged teeth. 

What are dental crowns used for?

Crowns are used for a variety of dental restorations. They are used to restore both the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth. Here are some of their applications:

  • Worn out teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Excessively spaced teeth

Advantages of crowns

Dental crowns provide the best solution to a range of dental problems and have the following advantages.

  • Crowns last for many years without any hassle as they are made from highly durable material.
  • Crowns cover the damaged tooth entirely, thus ensuring protection from further damage.
  • Crowns protect a tooth after a root canal procedure
  • Crowns can be personalized and customize as per requirements, thanks to the customizability of the dental-grade ceramic. 
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Crowns help improve the appearance of a tooth by changing its shape or color
  • Crown restoration can be completed in a couple of visits to the dentist's practice and is a simple procedure.
  • They perfectly match the appearance of the adjoining teeth.

Dental crowns are a long-term tooth restoration option as they are durable and usually last for at least 5-15 years if taken care of well. In addition, they have a high success rate than other dental restoration methods. 

Types of Dental Crowns

A wide variety of dental crowns are available, each offering different benefits. The different types of dental crowns we offer are as follows.

  • Gold alloy crowns

These dental crowns are made entirely out of metal. They're are known for their superior strength and durability as they're 100% metal. However, the main disadvantage of gold alloy crowns is that because of its color, it doesn't look natural. Therefore, it is best suitable for anterior teeth, where they are less visible. 

  • Ceramic crowns

Ceramic crowns are most commonly used for restoring front teeth as they blend in well with your natural tooth color. All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns are the best options for people who have metal allergies and for those who want their dental crowns to look natural. Therefore, ceramic crowns are ideal for the visible front teeth.

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns

A combination of porcelain and metal crowns, Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can blend perfectly in with your teeth, though they are not as aesthetically pleasing as ceramic crowns.  They are strong and durable and are good for patients who do not have any gum disease and want a dental crown that will last long.

  • Base metal alloy crowns

Base metal alloy crowns are made of non-noble metals that can resist corrosion and are mainly preferred for requiring the least amount of your healthy teeth to be removed.  Stainless steel or aluminum is used for making temporary crowns, while nickel, iron, or chromium are used to make more permanent crowns. Because of their color, they are best suitable for molars that are out of sight or less visible. 

Many factors are to be considered when selecting the right crown. Visit us, and we will help you choose the option that is right for your unique needs. 

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