dental crowns

Duren and Marsh Dentistry is dedicated to ensuring that your oral health is in the best condition. Over time your teeth can get damaged, after all, they are used on a consistent daily basis. Dental crowns may be the perfect solution to getting that beautiful smile and giving you the confidence you deserve. Contact the Duren and Marsh team to set up your first dental evaluation and find out if crowns are the best solution for you. We proudly serve the Belmont/Charlotte, NC community!

Need more information on Dental Crowns? Keep reading and contact us if you have further questions.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns are a solution to help restore a damaged tooth. They are tooth-shaped caps that cover a tooth that may be weakened from a cavity, has undergone a root canal, or simply to improve the look of your smile.  Talk to someone on the Duren and Marsh team first to find out if getting a dental crown is the best solution for you.

Reasons You Need May Need a Dental Crown:

  1. To hold a cracked tooth together or protect a weak tooth from decay.
  2. A broken or severely worn down tooth needs to be restored
  3. To cover a dental implant
  4. To cover up a tooth that has had a root canal and there is very little tooth left
  5.  To hold together a dental bridge
  6. Cosmetic purposes – cover up a discolored tooth

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Types of Dental Crowns

Once it is decided that dental crowns are the best solution for you, then the next step is to choose the type of crown. The material used for your crown will mostly depend on your needs and budget. Check out the types of material used by most dentists:

  • Metal Dental Crowns

Metal dental crowns are made entirely from metal. Different metals that are used to make this type of crown are gold, platinum, copper, cobalt-chromium, and nickel-chromium. These are an ideal choice for replacing molars because they are very durable and not visible. Some downsides are that they have a metallic appearance and that they corrode over time.

  • Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Dental Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns (PFM crowns) have a more natural tooth color. This is ideal for those who need a strong replacement tooth, but don’t want the metallic look. They also cost less than a full porcelain crown, but they could cause wear on the other teeth and at the gum line, you may be able to see a grey line from the metal that is under the crown

  • All-Porcelain Dental Crowns

All-porcelain or all-ceramic dental crowns are made from porcelain and ceramic materials. There is absolutely no metal in these types of crowns, so it is the perfect choice if you are allergic to any kind of metal. These give the look of a real tooth, but they are not as strong as the metal or PFM crowns and they have been known to wear done the teeth that are above it.

  • All-Resin Dental Crowns

All-resin dental crowns are made from resin. This dental crown type is the most affordable and they can be color-matched to look like your other teeth. Even those this choice is cost-effective, they are not ideal as a long-term solution. They are not as strong as the other types of crowns and wear down over time.

  • Zirconia Dental Crowns

Zirconia is a newer material that is used for dental crowns. They have become a more popular choice lately because of their strength, durability, and aesthetic appearance. They can also be cut in the same dentist’s office where your procedure is taking place, making it a less time-consuming process.

Schedule your teeth cleaning today

Having a missing tooth is no fun and it certainly will stop you from smiling as much. Get it fixed by the Duren and Marsh team. With our extensive expertise, friendly staff, and state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll have your smile back in no time! We proudly serve the Belmont, NC community. Give us a call or schedule your appointment online today!

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