Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin and ceramics. They typically don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.
E-Max • Zirconia • Metal Porcelan
- Great aesthetics. They look great in your mouth.
- They can be durable and very strong.
- They provide a great choice both for front and back teeth.
The main DISADVANTAGES of E-Max Crowns include:
- They could be more expensive, especially to the dentist (who may or may not transfer that cost to you)
- Some dental professionals have reported failures using E-Max for posterior teeth, especially when doing multiple units.
Tooth Bridge Implant
- They provide great aesthetics
- They are strong and long-lasting (less possibilities of chipping or breaking).
- The process can be less time consuming because zirconia can be cut and shaped at the same dental office. There’s no need to send them over to a dental lab.
- Zirconia Crowns are less likely to wear down due to their strength.
- The main DISADVANTAGES of Zirconia Crowns include:
- Their strength can make the teeth they bite against wear down easily.
- Solid Zirconia can be difficult to adjust
- They provide great aesthetics and durability
- They’ve been around for over 50 years. We know they work well.
- They are less costly than all porcelain crowns
However, the DISADVANTAGES of PFMs include:
- The metal in these crowns may cause a grey line at the gumline. This may not give the 100% aesthetic look that all porcelain crowns provide.
- For people who clench their teeth, this type of crown may wear down more easily against the opposing teeth.