Did you know there are different types of dental crowns that can help you restore your tooth? Well, it’s true! Our dentist, Dr. Barry Kinney, is happy to tell you all about those dental crowns so you can choose which restoration is right for you and your smile. Those dental crowns are:
-Ceramic crowns: These crowns are typically used to restore the front teeth that don’t experience much wear and tear. They are made to match to your natural tooth enamel and they provide natural-looking results. These crowns are made of a porcelain dental material.
-Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: These crowns are like ceramic crowns, only stronger. These crowns are connected to a metal structure and they have a stronger bond with the tooth. This makes them very durable and even aesthetically pleasing.
-Gold alloy crowns: These crowns are made of a variety of different metals, like gold and copper. This helps the crowns provide a strong bond with the tooth, which also makes the crown more durable. In fact, these crowns rarely fracture or wear away the tooth.
-Base metal alloy crowns: These crowns are made from non-noble metals that resist corrosion and provide strength and durability. Another benefit to these restorations is that they require the least amount of healthy tooth structure removal before being placed.
Do you have questions about dental crowns in San Francisco, California? If so, please contact Barry Kinney at 415-647-7077 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to give you the information you need so you can better understand your smile and oral health, so please don’t be afraid to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!