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Crown Materials Toronto

Crown Materials

What Materials are Used to Make Dental Crowns?

Permanent crowns are made from a variety of materials including metal, resin, ceramic or porcelain that is fused to metal. Each type has its own set of benefits. A dental professional can recommend which material is best suited to meet your needs.

  • Metal crowns can be made from nickel, chromium, gold or palladium. Crowns made out of metal are not likely to break or chip and can be the longest lasting of other materials. In order to use a metal crown, the tooth doesn’t need as much of the tooth removed to be placed. The down side of a metal crown is they are not as cosmetic as other types.
  • Resin crowns are one of the least expensive kinds of crowns but they tend to wear down faster than some of the other types.
  • Ceramic or porcelain crowns are the easiest to match to natural tooth color. They work well for people who are allergic to metal. They are not the strongest crown, but they can tend to wear down other teeth nearby.
  • Porcelain fused to metal crowns can match the color of the surrounding teeth. They tend to wear down teeth that are next to them and they can chip or break off.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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