A crown replaces the enamel of a damaged or decayed tooth. Most of the time, your dentist will recommend the ideal material for your crown based on that particular tooth’s function in your mouth and how visible it is in your smile.
Porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crowns can be color matched to the rest of your natural teeth. This makes them the preferred option for a tooth that is prevalent in your smile.
Gold alloy and base metal crowns are made from nonreactive metals. They are known for being very durable and resist fracture. This makes them a good choice for molars or other teeth that are not visible in your smile. This is especially helpful if you grind your teeth, but haven’t yet been fitted for a custom night guard.
With proper care and maintenance, your crown has the potential to last for many years to come!
If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call us at 520-364-3361 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!