As the name implies, these are made out of metal and are incredibly durable and do not chip or break easily. The robust characteristics of a metal alloy makes them an excellent choice for molars as it can endure the bite pressure and grinding of teeth. The most significant downside is that the metal crowns stand out next to your natural teeth. They are particularly visible when laughing, smiling or taking pictures.
When considering crowns for out of sight molars or back teeth, full metal crowns are the most suitable crown type.
A fusion of porcelain and metal ensures the best of both worlds by providing a tooth coloured crown along with the durability of a metal crown. A metal alloy forms the inner core of the crown to provide strength and long life. Multiple layers of porcelain give the outer shell to the dental crown, therefore providing a durable solution as well as a tooth coloured crown. If you are considering crowns for teeth further forward in the mouth, PMF crowns are the most suitable crown type as this material resembles your natural teeth and seamlessly blends with the rest of the teeth.
A slight disadvantage is that sometimes the inner core of metal may become visible as a dark line at the gum line.
All porcelain crown, made entirely out of porcelain, seamlessly blend in with your other teeth, looking as authentic as a natural tooth. To ensure an exact imitation of a natural tooth, we only work with superior materials and craftsmanship.
These crowns are most suited replacement for natural teeth in terms of aesthetics.
Technological advancement has enabled porcelain crowns as a clear and viable alternative to metal crowns.
We almost always recommend all-porcelain-zirconium crowns to our patients.
Everybody has unique needs and circumstances, and that’s why we offer a free consultation for all our cosmetic dental treatments in Ipswich. These consultations are perfect if you are unsure about the procedure and want to discuss different treatment options.