What is a dental crown?
Your dentist may recommend placing a dental crown to cover your tooth to protect and strengthen it, restore the tooth’s shape, size, and/or improve its appearance. Dental crowns are used for various purposes, including:
What types of crowns are there?
All-ceramic dental crowns provide a better natural color match than any other crown type and are more suitable for people with metal allergies. Although they are not as strong as porcelain-fused to metal crowns and can wear down opposing teeth a little more than other types of crowns, they are often used for cosmetic purposes, and are an aesthetically pleasing choice for front teeth.
All-resin crowns are less expensive, but wear down over time and are more prone to breakage and fractures than other types of dental crowns.
Milled crowns require no impression and are digitally constructed in dental offices that have the software and hardware to produce them. They are commonly fabricated and inserted in one visit.