A dental crown is a customized prosthetic cap, typically made of materials like porcelain, metal, or a combination, placed over a damaged or weakened tooth. Serving as a protective covering, dental crowns restore the tooth's strength, functionality, and appearance. This tooth-shaped cap encases the visible portion of the tooth above the gumline, supporting weakened structures, restoring teeth after root canal treatment, improving aesthetics, and acting as an anchor for dental bridges. At Bay Area Dental, the dental crowns offer a versatile solution in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, addressing various dental issues to enhance oral health and the smile's aesthetics.
Porcelain crowns are known for their natural appearance and ability to mimic the translucency of natural teeth. They are often used for front teeth and prominent areas due to their aesthetic appeal.
PFM crowns combine the strength of a metal substructure with the aesthetics of porcelain. The metal provides durability, while the porcelain outer layer matches the color of adjacent teeth.
Metal crowns, often made of alloys containing gold, nickel, or chromium, are known for their exceptional durability and strength. They are suitable for back teeth and areas where aesthetics are less concerned.
All ceramic crowns are crafted entirely from ceramic materials, providing strength and aesthetic appeal. They are a popular choice for those seeking a metal-free option.
Zirconia crowns are made from a strong, durable, and biocompatible material. They offer strength and aesthetic benefits, making them suitable for various applications.
Aesthetic improvements provided by crowns can positively impact an individual's self-esteem and confidence, promoting better overall psychological well-being. To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, visit Bay Area Dental at 3300 Webster Street, #907, Oakland, CA 94609, or call (510) 350-8187.