Porcelain or Ceramic
Porcelain is the most popular material for dental crowns! You can opt for ceramic for any one of your teeth because they are easily blended to look like your natural teeth. Further, patients who may have allergies to metal alloys should always opt for porcelain. You can prevent increasing decay by topping off a damaged tooth with a ceramic cap.
Stainless steel is typically used to create temporary dental crowns. These temporary crowns are prefabricated and attached for a short time while the dentist places the order for your customized dental crown. Stainless steel is preferred for kids since they are more economical. You won’t need to make frequent trips to the dentist and caring for these crowns is easy.
Combination of Metal and Porcelain
These crowns have a base of metal or zirconia with a topping of porcelain. You can opt for these crowns to repair the front or back teeth. Since the visible portion is made with ceramic, you can get them to match the natural color and overall appearance of your natural teeth. We may also suggest opting for this type of crown if you need a bridge because the metal base adds strength to the treatment and lowers the chances of chips and breakage. The only downside is that the metal section could be visible when you speak.