Dental Crowns and Caps
Different TYPES OF dental CROWNS
Crowns are made from various types of materials. Depending on which tooth needs a crown, our caring Dr. Zemskova will suggest a material or a combination of materials, that is right for you.
Composite crowns look like natural teeth colour, however not always ideal for strenth and durability qualities. 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 crowns have the most natural look. Porcelain (Ceramic) dental crowns provide a very natural look and can be a great option for people with metal allergies. When restoring front teeth, were appearance is the main concern, porcelain crowns are usually the best solution, while back teeth may require more strengths for chewing and you may need to have porcelain fused to medal crown for added durability. We can help you get the right crown for you at Lakefront Family Dental.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM) can also 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 in high-heat oven. The metal shell provides the crown with extra resilience and strength and porcelain gives the crown a tooth-like appearance. PFM crown can be a great option for people grinding their teeth (bruxers).