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Materials Dental Crowns Can Be Made Of
Posted on 5/29/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
Dental crowns are truly a miracle of dentistry. They allow us to protect the surface of your tooth and allow you to have a uniform cosmetic look with a healthy smile. Did you know that dental crowns can be made of different materials? Here is some information about the different materials crowns can be made of. Crowns Crowns have been used for centuries. In fact, there is evidence of crown use on teeth that is over a thousand years old. Crowns are used all of time to cover and protect teeth that have been damaged. You may have chipped, cracked, or broken a tooth. You might have injured and discolored a tooth. Sometimes a tooth is weak because of tooth decay. Crowns can fix all of those issues. Crown Materials In the past, crowns were made of gold, and only wealthy people could afford them. They were considered a kind of status symbol in fact. However, gold crowns are not a popular as they used to be. The metal is soft, which makes gold crowns inefficient at protecting teeth.... Read more...