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What are Metal Crowns

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Office
What are Metal CrownsThe space left by a decayed tooth is filled with a crown, also referred to as a cap or an artificial tooth. When it is positioned on top of the gum to cover the tooth cleansed it remains. It acts as the new outer covering of the wounded tooth. Metal alloy dental crowns are the more durable and long-lasting dental restorations used to protect teeth. The crown completely encloses the tooth on all sides. The process includes preparing the tooth, taking an impression of it, and having a custom crown created in a lab. One of our dentists can fit a temporary crown while the patient waits for the permanent metal dental crown to show up.

Significance of Metal Crowns

Molars and premolars typically have metal dental crowns because hey offer unique advantages. Metal dental crowns are more resilient than ceramic ones, but they do not offer as much in the way of aesthetic benefits. In the end, the patient's preferences and the positioning of the teeth that need to be treated will determine whether metal dental crowns are the best alternative. Metal dental crowns are more resilient than those fused with ceramic or porcelain. They are therefore ideal for teeth with more daily pressure from chewing, such as premolars and molars.

Metal Dental Crowns

The color of metal dental crowns differs from that of real teeth. Since ceramic crowns closely mimic the color of natural teeth, they are seldom noticeable when worn. Despite that they are not nearly as obvious as gold alloy crowns, conventional metal alloy crowns do not offer the same level of cosmetic advantage as ceramic crowns. Visit our office today to learn more about selecting the ideal dental crowns for your teeth.
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