A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged, decayed or on implants. A crown is made to look like the tooth. Many people call it a cap. A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. A crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, or newer restorative materials like metal free ceramics. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
A dental crown is a "cap" placed over a tooth. Learn the steps involved in getting a crown, types of materials used, care tips, and more from Muskan Clinic.
All ceramic or all porcelain crowns : These dental crowns are very common and provide optimum aesthetic results. Like all porcelains, they are slightly more abrasive and can wear the opposing teeth.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns : These dental crowns contain an inner metal casting with porcelain baked over it. They look natural and can be very aesthetic.
Metal crowns : These crowns can be made from cast gold alloys or cast silver palladium alloys. With a metal crown, less tooth structure needs to be removed and the wear on opposing teeth is minimal. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing well and last the longest. They also rarely chip or break.
Stainless steel crowns : These are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent and baby teeth. Stainless steel crowns are generally used for children's teeth because they are cost-effective and can be put on in one visit.
Temporary crowns : These crowns are acrylic or metal alloy and are made right in the dentist’s office. They cover the tooth while a permanent crown is being created in our in-house dental lab.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.Learn more about us