Crowns are comprised of various metals and finishes. They can be made from: stainless steel, gold, porcelain, resin, or ceramic materials …as well as other various alloy metals.
These prefabricated crowns are often used as a temporary crown, in order to replace missing teeth until a fixed crown can be made.
Often times kids will have a stainless steel crown created for them, which are then affixed to a baby tooth that has underwent a large filling. It fits over the entire primary tooth, and keeps it from chipping or cracking, safeguarding against potential damage until an adult tooth grows in to replace it.
Gold and other alloy metals can also be used to create a crown, and are a strong option for back molars. They can withstand a lot of biting and even grinding, and are often the longest lasting crowns available.
Porcelain crowns are a popular choice, as they match the colour of your own natural teeth. Most often, people will choose this type of crown to keep the aesthetic appearance of their teeth consistent.
These types of crowns can chip, but are often used for front teeth, as they are the more natural looking crown of choice.
A resin crown is the lesser expensive of all crowns, but they have a tendency to wear down over time, and can even have fractures that occur. So dental professionals will often warn you about these types of concerns, so you’re aware of the risks involved and the potential cost to replace them.
Ceramic and Porcelain Crowns
Another popular choice of crown for a natural looking smile -more than any other crown type is the porcelain crown. The all-ceramic crowns are a great choice for front teeth, and the most often used for that region.
At DentistsRUs, we have a wide range of dentists in the Lower Mainland who can provide you with a crown. Call or click on any of our locations below to book your appointment:
Offered at these locations
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View