The Different Types of Crowns

The Different Types of Crowns

Posted by WELLNESS CENTERED DENTISTRY on Mar 1 2022, 08:02 AM

Human teeth are prone to damage over time either due to improper oral care or injuries or they can lose their shape and shine. Crowns are dental prostheses that restore the functionality and shape of damaged teeth.

Dr. Raymond Hsu at Wellness Centered Dentistry in Redmond, Washington, offers patients a variety of dental crowns depending on their specific needs and preferences. Keep reading to learn more about them.

When Do You Need a Crown?

If you have severe tooth decay or a worn-out tooth, the dentist may recommend a dental crown. In addition, dental crowns are also used to support dental bridges, replace a large filling, or cover misshapen teeth or dental implants.

You may also require a dental crown after a root canal procedure.

What Are the Different Types of Crowns?

Dental crowns can be made from different materials like metals, resin, ceramic, as follows:

  • Gold Crowns

Gold crowns are made of copper, gold, nickel, or chromium. They are resistant to wear and tear, breakage, or fractures. They don’t require much of the natural tooth to be removed and are made with safe biocompatible materials.

Since their color does not resemble that of natural teeth, they are ideal for back teeth restorations.

  • Porcelain Crowns

These commonly-used crowns are made entirely of biocompatible porcelain. They provide the most natural look and can perfectly match the size and color of your surrounding teeth. 

  • Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns (PFM)

Dr. Hsu frequently uses this type of crown for restorations thanks to its many advantages. These fused metal structures are extremely durable and have good esthetic qualities. They also cost less than all-porcelain crowns and are ideal for restoring second molars.

  • Zirconia Crowns

The highly translucent zirconia crowns are a relatively new type of dental restoration. They are known for their strength and studieshave shown that, with proper care, they provide excellent durability.

  • EMAX Crowns

Made with lithium disilicate, these are the newest kinds of crowns used in restorative dentistry. Many of our patients prefer EMAX crowns for their high durability and translucent color that provides a natural finish. 

To learn more about the different types of dental crowns, contact our team at Wellness Centered Dentistry by calling (425) 882-1354. You can also visit us at 16150 NE 85th St # 115, Redmond, 98052.

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