Will my new dental crown look natural?
Dental crowns come in a variety of options, many of which can be designed to look like your natural teeth. Metal crowns are still in use and provide patients with a reliable option for back teeth, where there is less room for porcelain. Typically gold is the most common noble metal used in posterior crowns today. Not only are they strong, they can also be designed thinner than porcelain.
Types of Porcelain Crowns
Most patients would prefer a tooth-colored crown, and this is what we recommend for teeth that are visible when you smile or laugh. Two types of porcelain crowns are possible – porcelain fused to metal and all-porcelain designs.
Porcelain fused to noble metal crowns are strong but will have a dark line around the edge of the crown near the gumline and are better for back teeth. Back teeth absorb the force from chewing and many patients can benefit from this added protection. All-porcelain crowns are metal-free and will not have a dark margin, making them the most esthetic option available.
Contact Our Office
If you have a broken tooth or recently lost an old crown, give us a call to arrange an evaluation with Dr. Kyle Kromrey. We’ve been designing beautiful, long-lasting crowns in Lake Worth for many years and can help restore your smile.