Types of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns help fix broken, damaged, and missing teeth that might be caused by trauma, injuries, disease, or lack of hygiene. There are multiple types of crowns that can replace the missing or damaged tooth based on the severity of the issue and overall oral health. At Randolph Center for Dental Excellence, our experienced dentists Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman conduct a full assessment and take the dental history to determine which dental crown would work best for you.
There are several types of dental crowns, including:
Stainless Steel Crowns
These crowns are prefabricated and are a temporary treatment. The stainless steel crowns protect the tooth or filling with its snug fit. These are easy to clean, hard to remove or damage, and durable. These crowns are mostly used to protect the primary teeth of children from further tooth decay.
Porcelain-Fused to Metal Crowns
These dental crowns are the most preferred crowns to fix damaged teeth. They offer the most natural look, are durable, and provide strong support for everyday functioning.
Metal crowns are ideal for molars and are made with metal alloys, like nickel-chromium material. These crowns are perfect if you are looking for higher strength since they are the strongest and most affordable. However, they do show a thin grey line under the cap.
These dental crowns are made completely with a kind of ceramic and are one of the most popular choices for those who want a natural look. The ceramic crown is placed on top of the tooth to restore its appearance, shape, and structure.
Benefits of Ceramic Crowns
While there are multiple dental crowns available, ceramic crowns are often the first choice for many patients. Here are some of the many benefits of ceramic crowns:
|Higher durability and strength
|Free from mercury content
| Natural look
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are crucial if you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth. When left untreated, it can hinder your overall health, which is why it is vital to get dental crowns. Here are some of the signs that make you an ideal candidate for dental crowns:
|Damaged or broken tooth
|Large tooth filling, which shows when you smile
|Exposed tooth after the root canal procedure
|Chipped or missing tooth
Same-day crowns are dental crowns that are created and placed in a single dentist appointment. There is no need for you to wait for weeks to get the crown fixed. These are ideal for those looking for a quick solution for a damaged tooth.
Damaged, missing, or decayed teeth must be instantly fixed, and dental crowns are an easy and affordable solution. At Randolph Center for Dental Excellence, our experienced dentists can recommend the right dental crown based on the severity of the problem and your preference. Give us a call at (336) 444-2772 to book your initial appointment and discuss your concerns with our dental team.