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What is a Porcelain Crown?
Do you have a badly damaged tooth? Our dental crown services in Auburn could be exactly what you need to restore the functionality and appearance of the tooth. Our porcelain crowns in Auburn are made from porcelain, a strong, hard and durable material. These crowns have a translucent color that is similar to natural tooth enamel. They are custom designed to resemble the natural tooth and are fitted over the existing tooth. A porcelain tooth crown in Auburn is especially suitable for those that have allergies to metals. However, you can have porcelain crowns that are fused with metal to increase the strength and durability.
How Do You Know That You Need a Dental Crown?
You can benefit from our dental crown services in Auburn if you want to:
- Protect a weak tooth and prevent breaking or cracking. Teeth may be weakened as a result of decay or from dental procedures such as root canals.
- Restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- Cover or support a tooth that has a large filling and has little of the natural material left
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a severely discolored or misshapen tooth
- Cover a dental implant
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How Much Do Porcelain Crowns Cost?
Our porcelain crowns in Auburn are generally more expensive than other crown options. However, porcelain is a durable material. It can last for many years. There are patients who have had these dental crowns for decades. These porcelain teeth installed in Auburn look and feel just like natural teeth and are resistant to staining. Their durability and low maintenance requirements lower overall cost of getting a porcelain tooth crown in Auburn over the long term.
Different Types of Dental Crowns
There are various types of dental crowns to meet different needs. These include:
- All-resin crowns
These crowns are the most affordable. They are temporary crowns that are used as a short term solution. They are more susceptible to damage.
- Porcelain crowns
Porcelain crowns are free of metals. They look and feel just like natural teeth. Porcelain is hard, strong and stain resistant. This durable option is great as a long term solution.
- Porcelain fused metal crowns
Also known as PFM crowns, these crowns are fabricated by fusing a porcelain top to a metal base. The result is a strong metal crown that lasts for a long time.
- Metal crowns
These can be made from copper, gold, platinum fitted on a base made from nickel-chromium or cobalt-chromium. These are often used to restore molars as they do not wear out easily and are extremely strong.
Are you interested in our porcelain teeth services in Auburn? Contact our clinic to schedule consultation with Dr. Timothy A. Hess, DDS and learn if you are a good candidate for dental crowns.