Fully Porcelain crowns
This is definitely one of the most popular type of crown used nowadays. They are entirely made of porcelain material.The new porcelain crowns are almost as strong as bonded crowns when fitted and can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth.
The look of zirconium crowns and bridges is so close to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality which makes it very useable within dental work.
Zirconium crowns and bridges are so strong they can be used anywhere in the mouth. These crowns can withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as back teeth grinding.
If you’re looking to get zirconium crowns, you’ll receive the benefit of the highest aesthetic look as well as having indestructible material that can withstand the test of time. (Price from £550 per crown)
Porcelain Bonded Crowns
Porcelain fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are another widely used type of dental crowns. They provide both strength (due to their metal structure) and aesthetics (due to the porcelain coat that covers the cap).
Gold crowns are made of a combination of gold, copper and other metals, a technique that has been in existence for over a hundred years. As aesthetics has become more of a factor, the use of gold is declining and gold crowns are mainly used in back teeth. Gold crowns seals well to prevent leakage and recurrent tooth decay.They are also highly resistant to corrosion, fracture and wear due to its strength.