Metal crowns can come in different colors and forms. Metal crowns last longer and are highly durable when compared to other dental crowns. The main reason many deter from metal crowns is due to its color.
Zirconia crowns are among the most strong type of crown and considered to provide a natural look. However, they are considered to be an expensive option.
All-resin restorations are considered low-cost dental crowns in comparison to metal, gold, porcelain, and ceramic crowns. However, these crowns are more fragile and prone to fractures. Resin restorations are more often used on decayed baby teeth rather than permanent teeth.
Porcelain-Fused-To Metal Crowns
This is the most common restorative material used for dental crowns which is a combination of porcelain and metal that is heated together.
Cosmetic Crowns (Ceramic)
Ceramic crowns are made of porcelain and in dentistry porcelain is used to create a natural tooth-color dental material. Cosmetic crowns are designed to restore anterior (front) teeth and easily blend in with your teeth. They are durable, strong, and don’t break or chip easily.
Gold crowns are made from gold but not recommended due to their lack of aesthetic appeal.