Dental Crowns - Types and Benefits

Dental Crowns - Types and Benefits

Posted by Pacific Highway Dental on Oct 22 2021, 05:35 AM

A dental crown is a cap that is specifically customized to cover the damaged area of a patient’s tooth. Dental crowns restore the shape and size of a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth, increasing its strength and the way it functions. 

At Pacific Highway Dental in Kent, Washington, Dr. Jhuty offers patients customized dental crowns made from a variety of durable materials that can guarantee the dental restoration lasts for many years to come. 

Uses of Dental Crowns

Dr. Jhuty recommends dental crowns in the following circumstances:

  • For restoring a tooth after large cavity treatment 
  • To replace a missing tooth and complete a dental implant restoration 
  • To support a dental bridge and replace missing teeth 
  • After a root canal
  • For restoring the strength and functionality of cracked, worn down, or weak teeth
  • To cover discolored or badly stained teeth
  • In pediatric dentistry procedures 

Materials Used for Making Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made from different materials, such as:

  • Ceramic or Porcelain

Ceramic and porcelain are two of the best choices for dental crowns as they match the tooth’s natural color. Many patients prefer these types of crowns because they provide a more natural appearance. 

  • Resin

Dental crowns made from this material are less expensive and do not wear down or fracture easily.

  • Zirconia

Zirconia dental crowns were recently introduced in dentistry and have already become rather popular as they provide better aesthetics and last longer. They also have a lower risk of cracking and chipping compared to other materials.

  • Porcelain Combined With Metal

This type of dental crown is also a good option as it combines the strength of metal with the customizability of porcelain, offering functional and aesthetic benefits. It is also considered a more affordable dental crown option.

Other common materials used for making dental crowns are metals like gold or silver. 

Just like your natural teeth, dental crowns require proper maintenance in order to function well and last longer. This is why your oral routine should include daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits. 

At Pacific Highway Dental in Kent, Washington, our expert team led by Dr. Rena Jhuty, DMD, offers comprehensive dental care services. For more details and appointments, call Dentist in Kent WA at (253) 529-9434, book online, or visit us at 27020 Pacific Highway South, Suite C, Kent, WA 98032.

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