Getting a dental crown or any other procedure that affects your smile can be nerve wrecking. While you might be wondering about the potential discomfort and downtime, there’s likely another question on your mind too: Will my dental crown be noticeable?
Since your smile is the first thing that people see, this question is understandable. Below, we’ll discuss the different types of dental crowns and whether or not they will be noticeable.
When Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed for a variety of reasons. Protection is one of the main reasons a dental crown is needed, specifically protection from decay or breaking. Similarly, a dental crown may be used to restore an already broken tooth or a worn tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place, to cover misshapen teeth or simply for cosmetic reasons.
What Types of Dental Crowns Are There?
Not all dental crowns are created equal and can be made from a variety of materials. While there are numerous types of dental crowns, these are three of the most common:
Metal: Metal dental crowns often use gold, palladium, nickel, chromium or another type of alloy. Compared to other types of crowns, metal crowns don’t require as much of the tooth structure to be removed. One of the biggest advantages of metal crowns is that they are long lasting and rarely chip or break. However, since the metallic color of the dental crown can be noticeable, they are recommended for molars or other out-of-sight teeth.
Ceramic: Ceramic dental crowns have become popular in recent years thanks to their look and feel. Ceramic dental crowns are an especially great option for front teeth because they are the most natural looking option.
Porcelain: Porcelain dental crowns are fused to metal and can be color matched to your adjacent teeth. They are often sculpted to replicate the former tooth or to create a more appealing shape.
Discuss Your Dental Crown Options With Daxon & Grundset Today
At Daxon & Grundset Dentistry, we want you to be happy with the results of your dental crown. We will discuss all of your options with you so you can feel comfortable and confident in your smile. To learn more about crowns and other dental procedures we offer, view our Services, or contact us today to speak with one of our friendly team members.