Tips for Choosing Dental Crown Material


Looking for some tips so you can choose a dental crown material that is right for you? Great idea! It really is important for you to be proactive when it comes to your dental care. One of the ideal ways you can do this is to understand all of the choices available to you when needing to undergo one or more dental procedures. The more you able to understand about the dental choices and services available to you, the better.

What are dental crowns?

What exactly is a dental crown? Also called a dental cap, a dental crown is often placed over a tooth in order to restore its integrity after it has been somehow damaged. Whenever a tooth has been damaged it is in jeopardy of being lost and because it really is important for everyone to keep their natural teeth for as long as absolutely possible using dental crowns to restore a tooth is often recommended. They are also used for aesthetic reasons because they look like a natural tooth, allowing for an improved appearance in one’s smile.

Types of dental crown materials

There are many types of dental crown materials available nowadays. These include gold crowns, stainless steel crowns, porcelain crowns and metal crowns.

Three tips for choosing dental crown material

The following is a list of three tips that can help anyone choose a crown material that is going to work ideally for their particular situation.

#1 – Tooth location

Where is the tooth located in the mouth that is in need of a dental crown? Gold crowns are very strong and are often a choice for those who are in need of one or more dental crowns placed in the back of their mouth. Porcelain crowns are a popular choice for improving the look of teeth in the front of the mouth.

#2 – Bruxism

Those who are in need of one or more dental crowns yet have been diagnosed with bruxism will often benefit from choosing porcelain fused with zirconia, as the zirconia offers additional strength to the porcelain making it less likely that it will become damaged over time.

#3 – Allergic reactions

Many people are allergic to metal making a metal-free dental crown choice necessary. A porcelain crown fused with zirconia is a metal-free crown option that also offers the benefits of a natural look.

Did you choose your crown material?

Were you able to choose a dental crown material that you believe will ideally meet your particular dental needs? The following tips above will help you understand which crown material is going to work ideally for each particular dental situation. If you are still not sure which crown material you should choose and would like a little advice please feel free to call us with your particular situation. Better yet, we can schedule you an appointment with one of our experienced dentists who can answer any and all of your dental crown-related questions.

Request an appointment here: or call Oak Tree Dental at (703) 763-5239 for an appointment in our McLean office.

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