What does a dental crown entail?

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely encases the tooth’s visible portion.
There are several reasons why someone could need a crown:
 To repair a tooth that has been shattered, damaged, or chipped.
 To give a weakening tooth more strength
 When a tooth has rotted to the point that a filling isn’t possible.
 To make teeth more appealing to the eye
 To fix a tooth that had a big filling that was potentially failing.
 To strengthen and seal a tooth after a root canal
Different types of dental crowns
The following are the most frequent materials used in tooth caps:

 Ceramic: Porcelain or zirconia that has been tinted to match the surrounding
 Metal alloys: These include gold, platinum, palladium, and non-precious metals;
they can be “white” (silver-colored) or “yellow” (yellow-colored) (gold-colored).
Some people choose gold crowns because they prefer the way gold teeth look
(read more about other gold dental swag here).
 PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal): a hybrid of the two, with ceramic fused to an
inner metal crown.
 Resin/composite crowns are less expensive and last less time than other types;
they can be used as temporary crowns while you wait for a permanent crown.

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