Types of Dental Crowns That Look Natural

Dental CrownsIf you are looking for natural-looking and durable dental crowns, we can give you what you need. Our dentistry offers several different types of dental crowns that provide varied levels of durability and aesthetic value. If you want a dental improvement that offers you beauty and long-lasting protection, visit us to learn more. In the meantime, we have provided a list of some of our most commonly chosen materials for our durable dental crowns.

Common Dental Crown Materials

Porcelain Fused to Zirconia or Full Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain and zirconium-type materials create dental crowns that are not only beautiful but are also incredibly realistic-looking, strong, and durable. We use this option most often because so many patients are looking for a protective dental crown that also provides a natural-looking appearance.

Zirconia comes from the metal zirconium and is a great option for strengthening porcelain during the bonding process. With zirconia under it, porcelain is less like to break and more likely to remain durable. Since we can customize zirconia to match the porcelain shade one chooses, the patient will not have to worry about unsightly metal-colored bleeding occurring on gums and nearby teeth as with traditional metal bases or metal alloy crowns.

Full porcelain dental crowns are still often the best option. Many people feel full porcelain offers the most lifelike appearance. Since porcelain is slightly more breakable than other options, it is best to use it on teeth that do not see intense traffic. Porcelain is harder than natural tooth enamel, so it can cause damage to nearby teeth if the patient has teeth grinding habits. It is also slightly brittle, so if the crown is too thin, it can chip. For most patients, porcelain crowns still work wonders and last for years.

Gold Crowns

Gold alloy crowns were more commonly used a few decades ago, but they are still a great option to consider. Gold is arguably the most durable option for dental crowns no matter how thin the crown is; however, it is also expensive. Many people want a restoration that matches their other teeth and blends in for an aesthetically pleasing finish. Gold crowns also easily conduct heat and cold, so they may cause sensitivities to the teeth they are on or near.

Regardless of the drawbacks, gold crowns are one of the longest lasting restorations available. Porcelain fused to gold is another option we offer as well. We can talk about the advantages and disadvantages of that option when you visit our Portland dental office.

Composite Crowns

Composite crowns do not offer the best level of durability, but they are natural-looking. Composite crowns are a good option for anyone who has metal sensitivities or who does not prefer porcelain. Composite crowns are affordable, but they may need replacement within a few years due to the lack of durability.

These are only a few of the dental crowns choices we will discuss with you when you visit to learn more about improving your dental structure. Make an appointment to visit for dental crowns soon to get the best protection against decay and damage for your vulnerable teeth.

Recent Posts

The Different Types Of Dental Crowns

It is important to understand what a crown is and the different types of crowns available. A dentist can create a treatment plan with any of the following types of crowns.Ceramic crowns are made of a porcelain-based material and are used to help restore front teeth, as they are designed to blend the most with…

When Is A Dental Crown Needed?

Dental crowns are necessary for a variety of cases. Below, we explain each of these instances in detail to help patients determine when a dental crown will prove helpful. Give this piece a read and you will be able to make an informed decision about whether a dental crown is necessary for your unique mouth.If…

How Do CEREC Crowns Work?

Wanting some detailed information on how CEREC crowns work? If you have recently found out that you need one or more dental crowns, then understanding your crown choices is definitely worth your time. Gone are the days when dental patients only had one or maybe two choices when in need of certain dental work. Nowadays,…

The Technology Behind CEREC One Day Crowns

If you have heard of CEREC one day crowns, you may know that we can use them to treat patients faster than nearly any other restoration. If you have not experienced the technology first hand, you may not know how monumental it is and what it involves. You will be amazed at this product, how…


Recent Posts

Do I Have Gum Disease?

Do I Have Gum Disease?

A lot of people suffer from gum disease but don’t actually realize it, but thankfully, we are here to help! Gum disease is an unfortunate and harmful infection that affects the gums in a person’s mouth. Are you wondering if you have gum disease? In this article, we go over what gum disease is and…

How Getting Dental Veneers Affects Your Enamel

How Getting Dental Veneers Affects Your Enamel

Considering dental veneers so you no longer have to feel self-conscious when smiling? No matter what the reason, if your teeth are not ideal, know that veneers can improve the look of your smile. This popular cosmetic dental option for improving smiles not only hides your tooth imperfections, but they can also change the shape…