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Types of Dental Crowns

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All-Resin Dental Crowns

All-resin dental crowns are one of the most affordable dental crowns. They are made from the composite resin used specifically in dental procedures. Another benefit of all-resin crowns, is they require minimal tooth preparation. However, all-resin crowns are not always the best long-term solutions due to them being weaker than other types of crowns. 

All-Porcelain Dental Crowns

All-porcelain, or ceramic dental crowns are created using porcelains and ceramics. These can be matched to the color of the teeth and can be used for cosmetic procedures in order to also improve size and shape of teeth. 

Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns

Porcelain fused to metal crowns, or PFM crowns, are made by fusing porcelain to a metal base. This results in a crown that looks natural but has the strength of a metal crown. These are popular due to their look and strength but the porcelain can cause wear more on surrounding teeth. Also, the metal base can become visible if gum recession occurs.

Metal Dental Crowns

Metal Dental Crowns are comprised entirely of metal. There are several different materials that can be used in the creation of metal dental crowns such as, gold, platinum, copper, cobalt-chromium, and nickel-chromium. In many cases the crown is made of a blend of precious metal with an alloy metal base. Full metal crowns are ideal for restoration of molars, because of their strength and durability. Over time metal crowns can corrode. 

Bruxzir crowns are created with the use of zirconia, which is related to titanium. These crowns have all the strength of metal, while having a more natural look.

Stainless Steel Dental Crowns

Stainless steel crowns are primarily used for restoring primary teeth in children that have had pulp therapy. They are not intended to be a long-term solution If a temporary crown is needed to protect a tooth between preparation and crown placement a stainless steel crown may also be used.  

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