Dental Crowns and Caps
Crowns are made from various types of materials. Depending on which tooth needs a crown we will suggest a material, or a combination, that will be right for you.
While composite crowns will match natural teeth colour, they are not always ideal for strength and durability. They won’t chip as easily as porcelain crowns, but they tend to wear more quickly from chewing. Teeth brushing tends to remove the highly polished surface of composite crowns and this causes them to stain more easily.
Porcelain (Ceramic) crowns provide a very natural look and are an excellent option for people with metal allergies. When restoring front teeth, where appearance is a primary concern, porcelain crowns are usually the best solution. Because back teeth require more strength for chewing, you may need to have porcelain fused to metal crowns for added durability.
Porcelain fused to metal Crowns
Porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFM) look natural and are stronger than porcelain or composite crowns. Porcelain-fused to metal crowns consist of a metal inner shell and porcelain outer shell fused together. The metal shell provides the crown with extra resilience and strength and porcelain gives the crown a natural appearance. PFM crowns can be an excellent option for people grinding their teeth (bruxism).