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Dental Crowns 101: Choosing the Right Type for Your Needs

When you have a tooth that is compromised, it becomes difficult to eat, chew, or concentrate on anything else. Sometimes it's even embarrassing to talk to other people if your tooth is painful, decayed, or damaged and visible to others.

The good news is that a crown can be an excellent solution for restoring a tooth that's been damaged or decayed by covering it entirely with a new porcelain replica. Here's everything you need to know about the materials we use for dental crowns in Monroe Township, NJ, and which might be best for you.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Our dentists design your dental crown to perfectly match the tooth it's repairing. It anchors to the healthy remaining structure of your tooth and essentially rebuilds it so you can eat, chew, smile, and talk with ease again. A crown restores your tooth while protecting the integrity of your root.

Dental Crowns 101: Choosing the Right Type for Your Needs

Types of Crowns

We can make dental crowns from a few materials, and our dentists will determine the best option for you, depending on which tooth we're looking to repair.

Ceramic Porcelain

A porcelain crown is durable, aesthetically pleasing, and ideal for teeth seen when you smile. Your dentist will customize the shade of your tooth so it blends flawlessly with your neighboring teeth and fits perfectly into your smile.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

For teeth that do more chewing work, located at the back of your mouth, porcelain fused to metal crowns may be a good choice. The metal adds the durability needed to take the brunt of your chewing force.

Gold Crowns

Gold crowns are the best material you can use for molars in the back of your smile that are the chewing workhorses. This is the most durable and versatile material we can use for crowns.

Contact Monroe Dental Arts

If you have questions about tooth crowns or any other treatment we recommend, call us at (609) 662-4406 for more information.

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