Choosing the Best Type of Dental Crowns

Choosing the Best Type of Dental Crowns

Written by: Romanian Dental Team

Choosing-the-Best-Type-of-Dental-Crowns.jpgThe best type of dental crown is the one suited to your specific needs. A number of factors are relevant when choosing the right material for the crown and you should consider having a discussion with your dentist in Bucharest about the right option for you. Dental crowns restorations are a common procedure requested by dental travel patients in Bucharest because of the smaller costs than in other European countries.

Various materials for dental crowns

There are three types of dental crowns and the choice between them depends largely on the patient’s budget. The materials that can be used are:
- all metal;
- all ceramic;
- porcelain fused to metal.
Metal crowns are usually used when the replaced tooth is not necessarily visible but requires a durable material. If cosmetic reasons are not a concern, an all metal dental crown can be used for example in the back of the mouth. Gold crowns are the best choice if you opt for this type of crown and other alloys are also available to fabricate the crown. In terms of longevity, all metal crowns are the most durable. 
Ceramic crowns are made entirely of dental ceramic, usually porcelain. The advantages are aesthetic ones: porcelain offers the most natural look for a replaced tooth. The porcelain fused to metal dental crowns are a hybrid between the first two types of crowns and the advantages include a better fit and more strength than an all ceramic crown.
One of our dentists in Bucharest can give you detailed information about each material and can talk to you about other factors, like possible allergies or sensitivities to certain materials.

Basic details about dental crowns and their placement

Dental crowns and bridges are used to replace missing teeth that can be lost due to tooth decay or other factors. The crown replaces the outer surface of the tooth and the process will involve the preparation of the tooth and making dental impressions.
If you are a foreign patient interested in dental crowns or other procedures like dental implants you can contact our dentists in Bucharest for more information about this restorative technique. 


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