A crown effectively replaces the damaged, fractured or decayed enamel of a tooth. A tooth’s primary function and appearance in your smile will determine what material your crown will be made of. Your dentist will recommend the best material for your crown.
Porcelain-ceramic, and porcelain-fused to metal crowns can be color matched to the enamel of your natural teeth.
Gold alloy and base metal crowns are known to be very durable. This makes them ideal for replacing molars and a premolar that might not be visible in your smile.
While these materials are not prone to tooth decay, they will still need to be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine. If tartar is allowed to build up on the crown near the gum line it can lead to gum disease, which could compromise the root of the abutment that anchors it in place. With proper care and maintenance, your new crown can last for several years to come!
If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call us at 626.579.4274 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!