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Patients who need a dental crown have a variety of options:
All-ceramic (porcelain) crowns – Crowns made entirely of ceramic material. These are often referred to as “porcelain crowns” because dental-grade porcelain is one of the most popular ceramic materials. These are the most cosmetic approach because they can be matched specifically to the patient's existing teeth. They are more expensive, however. Dr. Azarbal often recommends placement of ceramic dental crowns on the most visible teeth.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns – These crowns have a metal foundation but are covered with a ceramic material. They provide some of the cosmetic benefit of all-ceramic crowns, but, because they must cover metal, they are opaque and lack the translucency of natural teeth. Over time, these crowns also tend to show a dark line where the tooth meets the gum. They are a more affordable option and can still provide a cosmetic result when used on back teeth.
All-metal crowns – The traditional metal crowns are even stronger than porcelain-fused-to-metal and are a good choice for molars and back teeth that are subject to heavy chewing pressures and are less visible than front teeth. Gold is the best material to use for these crowns. It can be made to fit precisely and won't corrode or deteriorate, so they will last the longest of any crown.
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