A crown replaces the decayed or damaged enamel of a tooth thus restoring the full function and appearance of the tooth. Your dentist will suggest the best material for your crown based on that particular tooth’s relationship to your smile and its primary function in your mouth.
Molars and premolars are rarely in your smile, yet require materials that are durable enough to handle the work of grinding. The ideal materials for this job are crowns made from gold alloys and base metals.
Crowns made for front teeth that are in your smile are often crafted from a porcelain-ceramic material or a porcelain cap fused to a metal core. The advantage of porcelain is that it can be matched to the natural enamel of the neighboring teeth.
The materials of your crown are not prone to tooth decay. However, they still will need to be included in your oral hygiene routine to prevent the ravages of gum disease. With proper care and maintenance, your new 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 248.693.5800 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!