Which Type of Teeth Cap Are Available?
There are many types of crowns on teeth. A teeth cap is typically made out of porcelain only, porcelain and metal, gold, metal only etc. There are different types of porcelain and metals in the market and therefore the cost of crowns depends on the types of porcelain used and/or the type of metal used.
- All-Resin: This type of tooth crown are the cheapest options for those who need replacement crowns on teeth. They do wear down at a much quicker rate than other types and much more susceptible to cracks.
- Metals: A metal tooth crown contains several alloys such as gold and nickel. This type of teeth cap is best for those with a lesser amount of tooth support. They are known for durability and withstanding the pressure of the jaw.
- Porcelain: Porcelain crowns on teeth look the best cosmetically and great for those who may have an allergic reaction to metal teeth cap. A porcelain tooth crown is preferred for the front teeth.
- Metal only: Stainless steel crowns on teeth are typically used as a temporary solution while the permanent teeth cap is being created. They are strong and cover the tooth entirely to prevent any decay from infecting the roots.
The Tooth Crown Process and Temporary Crowns on Teeth
The tooth crown replacement procedure typically requires two appointments to our office. The first appointment involves the examination of your teeth to determine the quantity and type of teeth cap needed. Certain complications may need to be taken care of before the crowns on teeth are replaced.
To make room for the tooth crown, the tooth will have to be prepared. We will then take an impression of the prepared tooth to shape the permanent teeth cap. A temporary plastic tooth crown is provided to patients until the next appointment where the permanent crown will be installed.
Permanent crowns on teeth can be treated and taken care of in the same way as natural teeth, but a temporary one is not. These caps are not as strong or durable as the permanents, so you’ll need to keep the following consideration in mind:
- Avoid eating chewy, sticky, and hard foods.
- Brush and floss the temporary crown gently.
- Chew with the opposite side of your mouth if you can.