Dental crowns is a restoration that completely covers the portion of a tooth to the margin of the gum. It can also be placed on a dental implant.
Dental crowns has the look and structure almost identical to the rest of their natural teeth, therefore this will restore not only the functionality but also the aesthetics.
The dental crowns will be permanently cemented to the implant or to the tooth, which has been previously reduced in size and shaped to both support the crown and to make sure it does not protrude.The tooth or crown implant feels, acts and looks like a natural tooth.
In the market, there are several materials used in the creation of the internal structures of dental crowns; for example, the noble metal and more recently, the zirconium.
Noble metal is an alloy of chromium with nickel, which has been used for years in dental laboratories for crowns and for dental bridges, obtaining excellent results. Once the noble metal structure is created, it is covered with porcelain to create the white appearance of a tooth.
One of the innovations in materials for the manufacture of dental crowns, is the use of zirconium, which has had great acceptance due to the aesthetic results obtained, especially for its translucency.
Both dental porcelain crowns with noble metal and porcelain with zirconium can be used in restorations, since both materials provide the same strength , The doctor will be the one how recommend what will be the best alternative for your specific case.