Different Types Of Dental Crowns

Different Types Of Dental CrownsA dental crown is sort of like a permanent helmet for a vulnerable tooth. It can be placed on your tooth to last for a very long time. A dental crown can offer protection for a tooth that may have been severely decayed or damaged. A crown is often placed after a root canal treatment. There are different reasons for restoring a tooth with a crown, but did you know that there are also different types of dental crowns? Crowns can be made out of different materials; the material used will depend on several factors. Factors such as placement in the smile and cosmetic goals can all play into the type of crown chosen to restore a tooth. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA can help you understand a crown’s role in your smile in order for you to choose the best type of crown for you. 

Types of Crowns

  • Metal
    • Crowns made entirely of metal are the most durable types of crown. They make for a good cap for a tooth in the back of the smile where durability is king. A tooth in the back of the smile does a lot of the heavy duty work of chewing food. A metal crown can withstand the wear and tear that a back tooth may sustain.
  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)
    • For both durability and blendable appearance, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can provide the best of both worlds. These types of crown are made of metal with an outer shell of porcelain.
  • Zirconia
    • Zirconia crowns have a similar appearance to porcelain crowns, but with the durability of a metal crown.

Do you need to choose a crown for your smile?

Any type of dental crown can help restore your smile. To schedule a consultation, call the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, at 337-237-6453. We proudly serve patients from Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities.