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What types of Crowns are available?
Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all-metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel dental crowns in Shreveport are prefabricated & used on permanent teeth primarily as a temporary measure. The crown protects the tooth or filling, while a permanent dental crown is made from another material. For children, a stainless steel crown is commonly used to fit over a primary tooth that’s been prepared to fit over it. The dental crown covers the entire tooth and protects it from further decay. When the primary tooth comes out to make room for the permanent tooth, the crown comes out naturally. In general, stainless steel dental crowns in Shreveport are used for children’s teeth because they don’t require multiple dental visits to put in place. They are more cost-effective than custom-made dental crowns and preventative dental care needed to protect a tooth without a crown.
Metals in dental crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium), or a base-metal alloy (nickel or chromium). Compared with different crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, and tooth wear to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in wear down. Also, metal crowns rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal Dental Crowns
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color-matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type than with metal or resin crowns. The crown’s porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like natural teeth. However, the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can sometimes show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
All-resin Dental Crowns
All-resin dental crowns in Shreveport are less expensive than other crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
All-ceramic or All-porcelain Dental Crowns
All-ceramic or all-porcelain Shreveport dental crowns provide a better natural color match than any other crown type. They may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and wear down opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.
Temporary Versus Permanent Crowns
Temporary crowns get manufactured using acrylic or stainless steel. They can be used as a temporary restoration until a lab constructs a permanent crown in Shreveport. Temporary crowns can be made in your dentist’s office, whereas permanent crowns are made in a dental lab.
Zirconia or Milled Crowns
Zirconia or milled crown is digitally constructed in an office with the software and hardware to produce them or in a dental lab. Dental offices with the software and hardware can create a crown in one visit without needing a temporary one. These crowns require no impression.