Dental Crown- Everything You Need To know

Dental crown are a common treatment for restoring a smile’s structure, appearance, and function. A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is permanently affixed to the top of your natural tooth. Your teeth may decay with time, and crowns may be recommended by your dentist for a variety of reasons. It can be used to cover a dental implant, reconstruct and strengthen a tooth with a large filling, or cap a tooth that is improperly formed. Crowns are also frequently employed in smile makeovers that have a natural appearance.

You may have a crown over a molar that only shows when you yawn, or you might have crowns on your front teeth that were custom-made to match your other teeth.

Dental Crown at HMC Medical Center

Why would you need a crown?

  • When there isn’t enough natural tooth structure left, support a tooth with a large filling.
  • Replace lost teeth with a bridge.
  • Avoid shattering a fragile tooth by wearing a mouth guard.
  • Cover a dental implant .
  • A poor shaped or discolored tooth
  • Cover and strengthen a tooth after a root canal treatment.

Types Of Dental Crown


Gold, palladium, nickel, and chromium are some of the metals that can be utilized in dental crowns. Metal crowns are the least likely to chip or shatter, last the longest in terms of wear, and need only a modest amount of tooth removal. They’re also resistant to biting and chewing. The biggest disadvantage of this sort of crown is the shiny tint. Metal crowns are a viable option for out-of-state patients.


The color of your dental crowns can be matched to the color of your adjoining teeth. However, when compared to metal or resin crowns, this crown type causes more wear to the opposing teeth. The porcelain element of the crown can potentially chip or crack. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, as compared to all-ceramic crowns, look the most natural.

Stainless Steel

Crowns are prefabricated crowns that are typically used as a temporary remedy on permanent teeth. While a permanent crown is manufactured from different material, the crown protects the tooth or filling. A stainless steel crown is frequently used to cover a primary tooth that has been prepared for it in children. The crown protects the tooth from future decay by covering it completely.


Resin dental crowns are typically less expensive than other crown kinds. However, unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, they deteriorate over time and are more likely to break.

Temporary crown

It’s exactly what it sounds like: a temporary crown. It’s a temporary crown that will only be in your mouth for a few days.

It will be placed over your tooth with a removable adhesive, so it will not be as robust as a permanent crown.

While you wait for a permanent crown to be produced, you can do this. A second visit will be scheduled to install the permanent crown on your tooth.

Visit HMC Medical Center to Know more about Crowns, Bridges and Veneers.

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