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3 Types of Dental Crowns

October 14, 2022
Posted By: Deborah Simpkins, DMD Staff

There are many types of dental crowns, including but not limited to the following:

  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Zirconia
  • All porcelain

Our dental office offers various crown types but typically recommends zirconia and all-porcelain. Sub-types include crowns for dental implant capping and the bridge supporting variety.

Dental Crowns in Sarasota, FL

Patients need or want dental crowns for various reasons. They can be elective or recommended by your dentist.

For example, you can choose to crown a discolored or oddly shaped tooth, but your dentist may encourage a dental crown if you have a damaged tooth.

If you’ve had a root canal infection, a damaged tooth, or if you’ve broken it below the gumline, a dental crown can save it. In addition, the dental crown helps prevent future damage or additional breakage by creating a buffer between your bite force and the damaged tooth.

A dental crown also caps a dental implant in tooth replacement. Additionally, dental crowns work to anchor a dental bridge (one or two replacement teeth).

And crowns may be used in cosmetic dentistry.

About Dental Crown Types

  • Porcelain fused to metal crowns are just what you’d expect—porcelain topping a durable metal foundation.
  • Zirconia crowns are one of the most durable options, and they may be up to three times stronger than porcelain. These are ideal for teeth taxed with chewing.  
  • Porcelain crowns are strong, beautiful, and stain resistant.

Your Sarasota dentist will discuss the best crown type for your specific needs and goals.

Dental Crowns Near Me

Dental crowns can often save damaged teeth or those at risk for loss. They can also enhance your smile and play an essential role in tooth replacement. To learn more about dental crowns or if you have questions about our quality dental restorations, a team member is standing by to chat with you today.

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