If your dentist has recommended a dental crown, also known as a tooth cap, it’s important to choose the right one. Dr. Strandburg can discuss with you which one he thinks is best for your mouth’s condition and how you can benefit from it. Discover the different types of dental crowns and how to choose the right one:
Metal Dental Crown
Metal crowns boast durability which make them ideal for your back molars or the teeth that are most responsible for chewing your food. They do not look like natural teeth, so many people will opt for these when needing crowns for back molars.
All-Porcelain Dental Crown
All-porcelain dental crowns resemble your natural teeth the most. Because of this, most people use these for teeth located toward the front of their mouth. When you smile, it is not noticeable that these are fake teeth!
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Dental Crown
These crowns are exactly what they sound like – a combination of metal and porcelain material. This combo creates a natural look, yet they are very durable! These can be used in the front or back of someone’s mouth.
All-Zirconia Dental Crown
Made from zirconium, all-zirconia dental crowns get the award as the strongest ceramic crowns available! This type of crown has many advantages: aesthetically pleasing, extremely strong, able to be milled in the dental office, and can be layered with porcelain if wanted.
No matter which crown you choose, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing your teeth daily. When you do this, you will maximize the amount of time your dental crown will last! If you have any questions about how to care for your dental crowns or which type of crown is best for you, don’t hesitate to talk to your Warner Robins dentist. Call us today: 478-287-2179.