What is a Crown?
dental crown is a permanent or removable cap that completely covers the existing tooth to meet the gum line. This can be done for both aesthetic reasons and health considerations. A crown can improve the color, shape, and size of teeth.
Metal is often chosen for out of sight molars. It provides a durable, cost-effective option that has been used for decades by millions of patients.
Zirconia is a ceramic blend that is virtually indestructible and provides the most natural appearance of the crown variations.
Porcelain fused to metal is another preferred option for a natural appearance. It combines the delicate whiteness of porcelain with the hardy durability of metal.
Like other metals, a gold alloy crown is typically used for out of sight molars. It is both hardy and accommodating to surrounding gum tissue, but lacks the natural appearance of zirconia and porcelain.