If your tooth has been severely damaged in any number of ways, either through decay, wear or some kind of physical trauma, one way our dentist can treat the problem is through a dental crown.
Paramount Dental Center - Seattle provides dental crowns made from a few different materials:
- Metal — Metal crowns are usually made from stainless steel or even gold or silver or various others. Though metal crowns are more conspicuous in appearance, they are usually the strongest, which allows for long-term use.
- Porcelain — If you want a crown that blends with your natural teeth, porcelain is a good choice. The porcelain is bonded to a smaller metal cap underneath. One drawback to porcelain crowns is that they can crack or wear, especially along the gumline, revealing the metal underneath.
- Ceramic — Ceramic caps are also a good option for patients who want an aesthetic crown that matches their real teeth. Similar to porcelain, it can be fused to a metal base or we can make a completely ceramic crown. Ceramic isn’t quite as strong as porcelain, so these are often used for front teeth where the load of pressure from chewing is usually lighter.
- Resin — Resin is the most cost-effective material we use for crowns and provides a natural toothlike look, though it is weaker than the other materials and may crack or chip.
If you are looking for dental crowns in Seattle, Washington, please give us a call today at 206-464-9002 for more information from Dr. Colin Del Rosario, Dr. Alfadhli Abu and Dr. Catherine Parker.