For instance, if you require a crown at the back of your mouth you may prefer to opt for a hardwearing, less expensive gold crown. Alternatively, if you need a crown towards the front of your mouth you may decide to choose a natural looking cosmetic tooth-coloured one. Whatever type of dental crown is right for you, you can be sure that you′ll be very pleased with the results. The crown can last for many years if good oral hygiene is maintained, depending on the condition of the original tooth.
At Chrisp Street Dental Center, we will fit you with a crown that meets your particular needs and budget. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Our dentists will discuss available options to help you decide which one is right for you
Porcelain fused to metal: These are a popular choice as by bonding these two materials together, it creates a crown that is both attractive with its outer porcelain layer and durable from its metal substructure. Precious metals are preferable because they are more biocompatible.
All ceramic: As a crown material, dental ceramic is both natural looking and very aesthetically pleasing, making it especially popular for restoring front teeth. It can be bonded to your tooth creating a strong hold so that you can enjoy your new smile for longer.
Gold: This traditional crown type is known for its durability, making it especially effective for restoring back teeth. It is able to be formed to a thickness of less than 1mm, therefore being very conservative to your tooth structure. Gold will not wear down your opposing teeth, as it has certain characteristics similar to tooth enamel.