A Breakdown Of The Different Types Of Dental Crowns

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What Are The Types Of Dental Crowns?

When it comes to repairing damaged or aesthetically imperfect teeth, dental crowns are a great choice that many opt for. Essentially, dental crowns are, in essence, a specially made “cap” that will fit over the flawed tooth 

Crowns can be installed in just one day, though not all dentists offer this option. In this case, the procedure is done over two sessions, usually several weeks apart. The Dental Lounge keeps up to date with the latest methods and procedures and keeps the best equipment on hand, and is proud to offer top quality, one-day dental crowns.

There are several types of dental crowns to choose from with varying materials available, including ceramic and various metals. They can also be temporary or permanent, depending on the need. 

Materials

The materials used to make your crown can differ depending on the patient’s need, budget and preferences.

Porcelain 

Porcelain crowns are the more traditional choice. Porcelain crowns are often considered the superior choice when looking for a natural finish and are good when it comes to front teeth restoration. Porcelain is durable, resistant to staining and there is little risk of an allergic reaction and is free of toxins.

Metal

Metal crowns are usually gold in color and typically made from a combination of copper, nickel and chromium. Some prefer the appearance of gold crowns, but they are obviously not an option if you want a natural-looking result. While strong, metal crowns cause swelling or allergic reactions.

Temporary vs Permanent

Whether you have a permanent or temporary crown largely depends on the type of procedure you are having. The procedures are either finished in one day or done over multiple visits.

Temporary

Temporary crowns are used when patients are having their crowns done over multiple visits. The teeth are prepared and shaped and an impression is taken of the mouth in order to make the final crowns. Until the final crowns are ready to be fitted in a few weeks, temporary crowns (usually made of acrylic or resin) are bonded with temporary cement. They are not strong or durable enough to be a permanent solution.

Permanent

Permanent crowns are made from much more durable material than dental crowns, though as discussed, the material used can vary. In the case of one-day crowns, the crown is carved from ceramic while traditional crowns are made using the impressions taken previously. Permanent crowns are bonded using permanent cement and, with proper care, can last up to 15 years. 

The Dental Lounge – World-Class Cosmetic Dentists

Finding the right dentist and more so, choosing the best option for you regarding the types of dental crowns to go for can be overwhelming. However, this need not be the case. At The Dental Lounge, we are a team of talented, empathetic individuals who work to deliver nothing but the best when it comes to patient care. 

If you have any questions or are ready to make an appointment with a trusted cosmetic dentist, don’t hesitate to contact us. You are welcome to give us a call at (954) 686 5729, or fill out our convenient online form. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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