Types of Dental Crowns
What Types of Dental Crowns are Available?
Do you need a dental crown? Watch this video by Mark Teach, an extremely gentle dentist in Buffalo to learn about the types of dental crowns available. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
Many patients ask about the types of crowns that are available on the market. In the past, the primary type of crown in use was the full-cast crown, made entirely of metal such as gold, a gold alloy, or a base metal. Today, we have many other types of crowns available. There are porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, in which a metal coping is made that fits over the tooth and porcelain is fired to the surface to match the shade of the adjacent teeth. Then, there are all-ceramic crowns, for which there is no metal used at all in the fabrication of the crown. This makes the crown look much more lifelike and real; the metal underneath the ceramic tends to give the crown a dead, dull look, even when the ceramic is tooth-colored.
Do you have more questions about dental crowns? Contact our gentle dentist in Buffalo today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.