Dental crowns are also known as tooth caps. They fit over your weak, broken, and unattractive tooth and repair its function, health, and appearance. In addition to these beneficial characteristics, dental crowns are also made in different ways, which means there are different types of dental crowns available to serve different needs. To tell you more, our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Klassen, is happy to list the details of each restoration here:
-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 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 stronger than ceramic crowns because they have a stronger bond and they are also connected to a metal structure. These crowns are very durable and aesthetically pleasing.
-Gold alloy crowns: These crowns are made of a mix of gold, copper, and other types of metals. These crowns have a very strong bond with the tooth and they are very durable. In fact, they rarely fracture and they don’t 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 to be removed before being placed.
Call Kenneth Klassen, D.D.S. today at 559-299-9211 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental crowns in Clovis, California. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’ve been searching for. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!