What is the Best Type of Dental Crown?

For those patients that need it and are looking for a dental solution to a plethora of problems, many may share, dental crowns always prove to be a great procedure. There are plenty of options on the market and in an effort to help our patients make the best and informed choices, in the following article we will discuss each type of material used in dental crowns. At Gentling Smiles in Shoreline, WA, Dr. Gentling only wants the best for his patients and does so by making sure they’re educated and content with his work.

Metal Crowns

Metal dental crowns are most typically constructed with gold but do happen to be the least natural-looking of all the choices. Metal crowns do create the least wear on the teeth opposite to them, but patients who at one point or another experienced metal allergies or sensitivities may want to consider any of the following options.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

Metal always proves to be the strongest and porcelain always proves to be the most beautiful and natural-looking in the mouth. Put the two together, and you have a great combo for dental crowns! This option does offer longevity, but the porcelain portion of the crown will ear and give over time. Keeping in mind the maintenance involved with metal fused to porcelain crowns, this could be the best material for you.

All-Ceramic Crowns

For the patients that what to keep the integrity of the appearance of their mouth and aim to make everything looking natural, they may opt for all-ceramic crowns. This option will prove itself for years to come and can be a great option for patients with concerns and desires of all kinds.

What’s the Right Choice for Me?

In order to really be sure that you’ll be making the right choice in terms of material used for dental crowns, it is always best to consult your dentist, Dr. Gentling. Visit our office in Shoreline, WA to get your questions answered today!

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