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Types of Dental Crowns

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Dental health is a crucial aspect of general wellness, and maintaining it often requires various dental treatments. Among these treatments, dental crowns are a versatile solution for securing dental bridges and covering dental implants. But what exactly are dental caps, and why might you need one?




1. Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic crowns are known for their natural appearance, making them an excellent choice for front teeth, according to dentists. Made entirely from porcelain-based material, these crowns can be colour-matched to your adjacent teeth, providing a seamless appearance. They are biocompatible, meaning no adverse reactions occur.


2. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

For dentists, PFM crowns combine the best of both worlds: the strength of metal and the aesthetics of porcelain. A metal structure is coated with a porcelain layer, offering durability and a natural look. These crowns are suitable for both front and back teeth but can sometimes show a thin metal line at the gum line, which may be noticeable if gums recede.


3. Gold Alloy Crowns

Gold alloy crowns are a mix of gold, copper, and other materials which achieve a similar softness to natural teeth. These crowns are less likely to wear down opposing teeth, making them ideal for patients who grind their teeth. They are highly resistant to corrosion and fracturing, but their metallic colour makes them more suitable for out-of-sight molars.


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