Teeth, much like the monarchs of old, sometimes need crowns too. Whether due to a dental injury, decay, or cosmetic reasons, dental crowns come to the rescue to restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth. At Crown Dental Inglewood, located at 1295 S La Brea Ave #101, Inglewood, CA 90301, Dr. Barooty & Dr. Bandary provide insights into the variety of crowns available and their distinct advantages.
A dental crown, as the name suggests, is a protective cap that envelops a compromised tooth, reinforcing its structure and augmenting its aesthetic appeal.
Composition: Made from metals such as gold, palladium, nickel, or chromium.
Benefits: Strong and durable, they can withstand biting and chewing forces well, and they last long.
Considerations: Their metallic color makes them more suitable for out-of-sight molars.
Composition: A metal base with porcelain layered on top.
Benefits: They offer a natural tooth appearance combined with the strength of metal.
Considerations: There’s a chance of the porcelain part chipping or breaking off.
Composition: Made entirely of ceramic or porcelain material.
Benefits: Provide the best natural color match and are ideal for people with metal allergies.
Considerations: While strong, they may not be as durable as metal crowns, especially for back teeth.
Composition: Made from a dental-grade plastic material.
Benefits: They are less expensive than other crown types.
Considerations: More prone to fractures and wear down over time faster than other crown types.
Composition: Feature a hard inner core.
Benefits: Resist breakage more than regular porcelain crowns.
Considerations: The ceramic material can be somewhat more brittle than other types.
Making an Informed Decision:
Selecting the right dental crown is an intricate balance between aesthetic desires, functional requirements, and budget considerations. At Crown Dental Inglewood, Dr. Barooty & Dr. Bandary take the time to discuss each option’s pros and cons, ensuring patients make an informed choice that aligns with their unique needs.
Every tooth deserves its crown, but the type of crown depends on the individual requirements and preferences. If you’re pondering about getting a dental crown or wish to explore your options, contact the experienced team at (310) 672-0129. Crown Dental Inglewood is dedicated to helping you reclaim your radiant smile.