Types of dental crowns used to restore the smile
Dental crowns play a vital role in restoring patients’ smiles. They are a wonderful solution for many patients visiting us at State Street Smiles in Hackensack, New Jersey. If you have a natural adult tooth with significant damage, you may benefit from these “caps” that cover and strengthen the remaining natural tooth. We have a number of different types of crowns for you to consider.
Types of dental crowns available
At our practice, we can walk you through the various options available for dental crowns. These include:
- PFM dental crowns. PFM stands for porcelain-fused-to-metal. This variety of dental crown is made with a metal base and porcelain fused over it, making them the most common option used in dentistry today. The metal foundation provides strength and durability, while the porcelain adds a natural look to the restoration.
- Ceramic and porcelain dental crowns. This type of crown is an all-ceramic or all-porcelain restoration that uses advanced technology to create a strong, aesthetic solution for your smile. They have excellent aesthetics and provide superior strength and stability compared to other materials, such as composite resin or gold alloy.
- All-resin dental crowns. All-resin dental crowns are made of plastic material only, meaning they are much more affordable than other options. They are also less durable and can wear down over time, but they may be suitable for certain patients who prefer a more economical option.
- Gold tooth caps. Gold alloy dental crowns are made of a combination of materials such as copper, gold, and other metals that create a strong and durable restoration. These crowns are not as aesthetically pleasing as porcelain or ceramic restorations. Still, they provide superior strength, making them ideal for certain cases where aesthetics is not the top priority.
Which treatment is right for me?
Dental crowns are a cost-effective way of restoring the smile after the damage has occurred, and Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson of State Street Smiles can evaluate your situation and make an educated decision as to the best way to proceed. Our team is available by calling (201) 487-7030 to request an appointment at 405 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. We proudly serve patients in and around the communities of Paramus, Maywood, and Teaneck, NJ.