Crowns can be made in materials such as all-porcelain, prcelain-fuesd to metal,porcelain-fused to gold, or full gold (white or yellow gold). The choice depends on the position, condition of the tooth and patient's grinding or clinching habits. Crowns are fabricated to restore the tooth back to its natural look, color, shape and function.
A porcelain crown is made of pure porcelain, ceramic, or aesthetic reinforced resins. It is a metal free crown that is recommended anywhere in the mouth especially the front teeth for a natural vital look. We use one of the best porcelain crowns called Lava. Lava crowns are lined with zirconia on the inside for strength and for natural translucency to look like natural teeth.
Porcelain fused to gold is a crown lined on the inside with gold. We use special crowns lined with 24K yellow gold called a Captek crown. Research has proven that pure gold can eliminate the accumulation of bacteria around the crown margins that can cause recurrent decay and gum irritation. This also helps gives the crown a natural look without the grey metal color that can be seen at the gum line with some of the other forms of crowns. Lava or Captek crowns are metal-free crowns which are great for patients who have metal allergies. Nickel and chromium metals are used in regular crowns.
Full gold crowns can be used for posterior molars, heavy grinders, and in other certain cases. To achieve the best with our crown quality we use the best local labs.