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What are the types of dental crowns?

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Aesthetic is a very important consideration for anterior teeth so tooth coloured crowns are only applicable here and can be divided into different types :

All ceramic crown

Examples of all ceramic crowns

Traditional porcelain jacket crown (PJCs) is the oldest type of tooth coloured crown and it consists of 1 – 2 mm thick of porcelain. PJC is relatively brittle but after it is cemented it requires same amount of force to fracture our tooth enamel. To overcome the brittleness of PJCs, many types of stronger crowns have been developed.

Zirconia cores is another type of all ceramic crowns. Zirconia is a very strong material but it is dense white and required thick layers of porcelain underneath to mask the opacity of zirconia.

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Cost and Care of Dental Crowns

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Dental crown cost vary depending on what part of the United States you live in and the type of crown that is chosen. All porcelain crown cost are more expensive than porcelain fused metal crowns. Nowadays, with the price of gold skyrocketing, an all gold metal crown cost can be very expensive depending on the market price of gold. Generally, dental crowns can range in cost from US 500 to US 1,500 or more per crown. Sometimes a  portion of the cost of crowns can be covered by the insurance company. Continue reading

Interested in the different types of Porcelain Dental Crowns?

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Porcelain crowns refers to a dental crown which are made up of porcelain or silica material just like vases and clay pots. Dental porcelain crowns are mainly divided into two types. The first being  a porcelain fused metal crown (PFM) that uses metal as a base and porcelain covering the metal . The second type is an all porcelain crown , this type of crown only uses porcelain as the main material. Continue reading

What are Dental Crowns ?

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dental crown as a cap which is shaped like a tooth that is placed over a naturally prepared tooth to cover the tooth and  restore its shape and size, strength and to improve its appearance.

The main aim of dental crowns are to protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing, damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality and its existence in our mouth. Continue reading