Common Crown Materials

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A crown is an artificial replacement for the enamel of a damaged tooth. The material the crown is made from is directly related to that tooth’s particular function. Your dentist will give you the best recommendation for a crown that will look good and last a long time.

If the crown will be on one of your front teeth your dentist might recommend a porcelain-ceramic crown. This material can be color matched to blend with the enamel of the natural teeth in your smile.

Porcelain fused to metal is another durable option for tooth that is still a part of your smile. With this type of crown a cap of metal is fitted with a porcelain exterior that closely matches your natural teeth.

Base metal crowns are made from a mixture of nonreactive metals. These crowns are very durable resisting wear and fracture. This makes them a good for molars or a tooth that are not visible in your smile.

Gold crowns are alloy made by blending of gold and another durable metal like copper. This creates a very durable crown that is also a good choice for replacing molars. Gold is also a good option if you have problems with grinding your teeth.

If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call us at 859.278.9391 to schedule an appointment.