Friday, June 20, 2008

Advantages of All ceramic crowns VS metal ceramic crowns

The best way to treat badly damaged teeth effectively is to cap them with dental crowns. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic or metal. Apart from capping damaged teeth, dental crowns are also used to cap an implant or to anchor a dental correction. The kind of cap that the dentist will decide to use for the patient will depend largely on their needs.

Using metallic crowns for teeth which are more visible like the incisors and other front teeth is not a good choice because of their coloring. However, these metal crowns are a good option for capping the teeth which are at the back which may be decayed or badly damaged. These crowns are very durable and can be fitted to the teeth with less removal of the tooth than for the use of ceramic or porcelain crowns. Metal crowns are made of chromium alloy, nickel alloy, palladium and gold alloy.

For natural looking crowns which can be used on the front teeth ceramic crowns are used. These are generally made of resins, porcelains and other ceramic dental materials. These materials have the same coloring as that of natural teeth and can be matched to the person's original teeth. The only draw back of using ceramic crowns is that they are not as tough as metal crowns and cannot be used on the back teeth which are used for chewing and a lot more pressure is put on them than on the front teeth.

For the strongest kind of crowns, those made of porcelain which is fused to metal are easily the strongest and also recommended aesthetically. Though stronger they are not as natural looking as the ceramic crowns and do not blend with the natural teeth as much. Besides this in due time a thin metal band becomes visible along side the gum.



At 12:30 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

all ceramic crowns sound like a good deal there. Thanks for your article it was very informative.


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