Dental crowns are one of the most popular and effective solutions when it comes to restoring a tooth that has been damaged and disfigured.
What are dental crowns?
Basically, they are a cap that can be used to cover one or more of your teeth. They are tooth-shaped, which means when they are applied by our professional dentists in Reidsville, North Carolina, no one would even know that they were not your natural tooth.
Do I need a dental crown?
Our dentists are the people best placed to determine whether you need one or more dental crowns fitted, after a thorough examination, but generally speaking, people may need crowns if:
- A severe cavity has weakened their tooth
- They have an implant that needs to be covered
- To replace a significant filling
- To hide a cracked or damaged tooth
- They’ve had a root canal
- Their bite is misaligned
- They want to improve the aesthetic of their mouth
Speak to your dentist if you think you may need, or want, dental crowns to be fitted.
Are there different types of dental crowns?
Yes, there are a number of different types of dental crowns available in Reidsville, North Carolina. Here are some of the most popular:
Gold crowns, despite the name, tend to be an amalgam of copper and nickel, chromium, or other base metals. They are amongst the strongest and most durable dental crowns you can buy. However, due to their color, they are not as popular as they once were.
All-porcelain dental crowns are definitely the most popular in Reidsville, North Carolina, and in fact, most places where they are affordable. Why? Because they are the most natural dental crowns money can buy, blending in seamlessly with your other teeth in every way, including color.
Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns
PFM crowns are commonly used because they are a little cheaper than all-porcelain versions while being very durable due to their metal content. However, they are not quite as aesthetically pleasing as all-porcelain models, due to the fact they can often cause the gum line to have a gray tinge. Still, they are a very good option for anyone who wants an aesthetically pleasing crown at a lower price point.
Made from Zirconium, these crowns have not been around for quite as long as some of the others we’ve talked about, but they are starting to become more popular due to the fact that they are very strong and unlikely to chip or crack. That’s because they’re made of
Zirconium is a relatively new material that combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain crowns, and because they can be cut and shaped at your dentist’s office, which means you don’t have to wait for them to be custom made at a lab. However, their strength can make them a little less comfortable for some people due to the harshness of the bite.
Find out more about dental crowns in Reidsville, North Carolina today
If you’d like to know more about dental crowns in Reidsville, North Carolina, the team here at Caring Modern Dentistry is always happy to help. You can get in touch with us on (336) 342-0889 today.