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There are various types of dental crowns based on the material used in their production. These types are:
All Ceramic/Porcelain: All ceramic crowns use a porcelain-based material for filling. They closely imitate the natural tooth enamel color. Their survival rate for 35.9 months is 96.6%.2
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM): It consists of a metal tooth crown topped with a thin layer of porcelain.
Zirconia: They are made of zirconium. A study shows that the success rate of zirconia crown after five years was 96.9%.3
Gold Alloys: They consist of gold, copper, and other metals.
Base Metal Alloys: They contain non-noble metals that provide strength to the tooth and high resistance to corrosion.
The three steps of placing crowns are:
A person having the following problems will be a good candidate for a dental crown:
Traditional Bridges: Have abutment crowns with pontics on the sides.
Cantilever Bridges: Have the abutment tooth on only one side of the gap. They are either used for aesthetics or when teeth aren’t present at the other side of the gap.
Maryland Bonded Bridges: Alternatively known as a resin-bonded bridge. A metal or porcelain framework holds the pontics in place. It does not require the filing of the adjacent teeth.