A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth. The main purpose of a crown is to cover a damaged tooth, but it also strengthens it, improving its overall appearance and alignment in the mouth. Once a crown is placed on the tooth, only a dentist can remove it. There are several different types of crowns. Let’s take a look at different types of crowns that your cosmetic dentist in Coral Springs can use.
There are four different types of dental crowns: ceramic, porcelain-fused to metal, gold alloys, and base metal alloys.Ceramic crowns are used for restoring front teeth and are popular in this area for their ability to blend with your natural tooth color.Porcelain-fused to metal crowns provide a stronger bond than regular porcelain because it is connected to a metal structure.Gold alloys are a mix of gold, copper and other metals. In addition to providing a strong bond to the tooth, it doesn't fracture, nor does it wear away the tooth itself.Base metal alloys are made up of non-noble metals that are highly resistant to corrosion and make for a very strong crown. It also requires the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed prior to fitting.
At TLC Dental our cosmetic dentists offer dental crowns and the procedure can be performed in our office. Contact us today to learn more or to request a reservation.