Your new crown will effectively replace the enamel of a damaged or decayed tooth. The material your crown is made from is greatly influenced by the tooth’s relationship to your smile and its primary function in your mouth. Your dentist is trained to recommend the best material for your crown.
Gold alloy and base metal crowns are ideal for molars and some premolars. These materials are very durable, making them ideal for grinding. However, they are rarely called into play for teeth involved in your smile.
Porcelain-ceramic crowns can be color matched with the natural enamel of the other teeth in your smile. Some premolars and incisors might have a porcelain exterior that is fused to a durable metal core.
Even though these crown materials are not prone to tooth decay, they will still need to be a part of your daily oral hygiene routine. With proper care and maintenance, your new crown can last for several years to come!
If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call us at 228-388-4519 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!