Different Materials Might Be Used to Create a Dental Crown

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A dental crown is often used to treat or restore a tooth with a significantly compromised tooth enamel. This could be to prevent a cavity from spreading, restore a tooth suffering from dental attrition, treat a failing filling, or one that has suffered a large dental fracture. Sometimes a dental crown might also be called for to cosmetically restore an unappealing tooth in your smile.

The location of the tooth in your mouth will largely determine the type of material Dr. Melissa Maus recommends for your dental crown.

If it’s visible in your smile to any degree, Dr. Melissa Maus will likely select a porcelain dental crown. This special material can be shaded to match your natural teeth. If the tooth is small or it is primarily used for biting off hard and tough foods, he might recommend fusing the dental porcelain with a metal core.

Dental crowns made from gold or a base metal alloy might be called for to restore a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth. These durable materials could be beneficial so long as the tooth doesn’t appear in your smile.

If you are in the San Francisco, California, area and you have a compromised tooth, you should call 415-781-0819 to seek treatment at Melissa Maus & Associates.