There are many reasons we may recommend a crown for your treatment. Large cavities, a cracked portion of a tooth, or a tooth weakened by a root canal are some of the most common indications for a crown restoration.


Types of Crowns

If a DentiCenter dentist decides that you are in need of a full crown, there are a few different options for the repair of your tooth. These options include a full porcelain crown, porcelain fused to metal crown, or a full gold crown. We will discuss these options with you and help you determine which of these options is the most appropriate for your situation. You can be comfortable in knowing that your new tooth will be virtually unnoticeable and will flawlessly complement the rest of your smile.

Full Metal / Gold Crowns

Not so often used in this days due to the lack of a cosmetic view. This crowns are usually recommended by the dentist when the patient presents a occlusal trauma or there is a lack of space between top and bottom tooth in order to fit the crown.

Porcelain Fused to a Metal Cast

This is the most common crown used on dentistry. By having porcelain fused to a metal cast you acquire a durable and fair cosmetic crown in result.

Full Porcelain Crowns

The e-max crowns. This are commonly used on cosmetic dentistry in areas where the biting strength is less, by example, front teeth going from canine to canine. Benefits of this crown are the light weight that they offer, and the translucency of the natural color of your dentin, providing a more natural look.

Porcelain Fused to a Zirconia Crown

We could call this the “Rolls Royce” of cosmetic crowns. Zirconia is a white color metal which, used as a cast, provides a far better appearance and color, with the same strength and durability as a metal cast. By using this material, we can also offer a durable answer to patients that might be allergic to the metal alloy used on common metal or metal/porcelain crowns.
Cost in
  • Crowns $850
  • Crown (porcelain/ceramic substrate) $1500
  • Crown (porcelain fused to base metal) $900
  • Crown (full cast predominantly base metal) $850
  • Recement Crown $100
  • Prefabricated post and core & crown $230
  • Abutment Supported porcelain/ceramic crown $1200

So how does a crown work?

A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures. A dental bridge is very similar in that it connects natural teeth on either side of the gap. This connection or bridge acts as your new tooth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation. This ensures that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth.

What exactly are dental bridges or a fixed partial denture?

Bridges or fixed partial dentures are devices which fill the gaps where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.

How do I know if I need one?

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