Types of Crown Available
Porcelain bonded to Metal
These are the most common type of crown. A tooth-coloured porcelain outer layer is reinforced by a metal sublayer. The metal can be precious or non-precious. They provide a cost-effective balance of strength and aesthetics.
These are the option of choice for posterior teeth if strength is important, but a metal free crown is desired. Having similar properties to Emax crowns but also increased durability.
We recommend Emax Crowns for the most superior aesthetics and durability. Made from ceramic lithium disilicate, the metal free option offers the most lifelike natural appearance. They are primarily used on front teeth but can be considered for posterior teeth also. As there is no metal to show-through, grey lines at the gum-line will not be seen if recession occurs.
Full Gold Crown
Using precious gold alloys these are preferred for strength and durability, usually made for posterior teeth where biting forces are increased. They require very little tooth preparation.
Sometimes a post crown is needed. This is usually when a tooth has been root-filled and the core of the tooth needs reinforcing. This involve the use of a fibre posts being used on the tooth to reduce the risk of fractures or trauma. Fibers are used as they have similar flexural properties as teeth.