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Crowns - Which Material Is Best?

Both the "look" and function of your crowns are considered when choosing the materials most suitable for you. Dr. Magathan will consider the tooth location, the position of the gum tissue, the amount of tooth that shows when you smile, the colour or shade of the tooth and the function of the tooth to help you choose the best option for optimal dental function and appearance.

Crowns are made from a number of hi-tech materials. Gold alloys or porcelain or combinations of these materials may be used. Porcelain attached to a durable gold shell is commonly used because of its strength and pleasing aesthetic look. In the process of making the crown, the porcelain is placed to blend in with your natural teeth. Crowns made entirely of porcelain may look better especially on the front teeth.