If your teeth are hollow and damaged but there are still parts of your teeth that can be preserved, of course you will need to install a dental crown to cover the damage in your teeth. Dental crowns are artificial teeth whose function is to cover some of your damaged teeth, so as the name implies, these dentures are like crowns that are placed on top of your teeth so that your teeth look beautiful and function properly again. In addition, dental crowns are also intended so that your hollow teeth do not become a nest of bacteria and trigger a more severe infection.
Well, there are also several types of dental crowns that you can choose according to the doctor's recommendation or according to the condition of your teeth. The difference between the types of dental crowns is in the material, durability, appearance, and installation costs. Well, if you are planning to install a dental crown, you can read this article to the end for your consideration later.
- Resin Composite Dental Crown
One type of dental crown with the lowest cost is a resin composite. Well, why is the cost the cheapest, of course because this material does not last long and is not as strong as other dental crown materials. But if you are considering temporarily installing a dental crown, you can choose this one material first before you install a dental crown, which is a stronger and more durable material.
- Gold or Titanium Dental Crowns
One of the strong and durable dental crowns is made of metal, and usually the metals used are gold and titanium because they are not easy to cause allergies. Unfortunately, this metallic color certainly makes us uncomfortable because it is very striking. But if the location of the tooth that you want to put the crown on is at the back end, maybe you will feel comfortable.
- Mixed Metal and Porcelain Dental Crown
Dental crowns made from these two materials can be the right choice for those of you who want natural teeth appearance but are also strong and durable because dentures made of metal will be coated with porcelain on the outside so that the color of the teeth will not stand out. However, there is still a bit of metal that will be visible under the teeth. But of course in terms of appearance, dental crowns with a mixture of these two materials will make you more comfortable than those made of metal.
- Porcelain Dental Crown
Porcelain crowns are made from a type of ceramic that is in great demand because the color is natural, aka not flashy like gold crowns. Another advantage of this porcelain crown is that it is stable, not easy to shake, not easily dissolved by our saliva, not easy to trigger allergies, and also not easily damaged. But, unfortunately, porcelain crowns if you rub against the surrounding teeth too often can cause the teeth to become abraded, so if you want to install a porcelain crown, you have to get rid of the habit of grinding your teeth against each other. And because the manufacturing and installation technique is also not easy, so the installation must be extra careful and the cost will be more expensive than gold crowns.
- Zirconia Ceramic Dental Crown
Well, this type of zircornia dental crown is the newest and most popular type of material because it has so many advantages. Well, zircornia is actually still a type of ceramic but is superior to porcelain in terms of durability and biocompatibility or is the safest for people who are very sensitive to allergies. Unfortunately, in terms of cost, this zircornia crown is indeed the most expensive. But if we look again in terms of advantages, we certainly have nothing to lose.
Journal of the American Dental Association, online: https://jada.ada.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0002-8177%2814%2965279-X