A full coverage dental crown is a way of restoring a badly damaged tooth. It is designed to cover and protect the entire structure of the tooth.
Dental crowns are made to look and feel like natural teeth. They are durable, strong and will last you for many years
Reasons why we would recommend a dental crown to our patients:
You need two appointments for a dental crown.
1. Gold Crowns
Gold crowns are in fact a combination of copper and other metals such as Nickel or Chromium. Depending on each patient’s needs, we may suggest a gold crown as a good option for back teeth.
Main ADVANTAGES of gold crowns:
Main DISADVANTAGES of gold crowns:
2. All Porcelain Crowns
These crowns are entirely made of porcelain material
Some ADVANTAGES are:
Main DISADVANTAGES are:
3. Porcelain Fused-to- Metal Crowns (PFM)
Porcelain fused -to- metal crowns are another widely used type of dental crowns. They provide both strength (due to their metal structure) and aesthetics (due to the porcelain coat that covers the cap).
The main ADVANTAGES of PFM crowns are:
However, the DISADVANTAGES of PFMs include:
4. Zirconia Crowns
Zirconium is a relatively new material that combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain crowns.
Highly translucent zirconia and layered zirconia are a very popular choice of crowns nowadays.
Main ADVANTAGES of zirconia crowns are:
The main DISADVANTAGES of Zirconia crowns include:
5. E-Max: Lithium Disilicate Crowns
E-max is a type of all- ceramic crown made of lithium disilicate. This material is truly a revolution in the dental industry.
Main ADVANTAGES of E-max crowns are:
However, some dental professionals have reported failures using E-max for back teeth, especially when doing multiple units.