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Dental Crowns Near Me in St. Charles

Dental Crowns Near Me

Dental crowns can be made of resin, metal, or porcelain. Find a
dental crown specialist near you.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap used by dentists for restorative
purposes. The crown covers your entire tooth and hides cracks and
breakages.

Why would you need a crown?

Crowns are used for different restorative purposes. You may need a
dental crown to:

  • Hide a crack and prevent it from getting bigger
  • Strengthen a weak tooth
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a severely stained or discolored tooth
  • Protect a tooth that had a root canal treatment
  • Support a dental implant

Types of dental crowns

The type of crown you get depends on your preferences and advice from
your dentist. Here are the popular types.

Resin crowns

These are generally less expensive but not as durable as other types.
They are fragile and require gentle care.

Their average lifespan is 3 to 5 years.

Porcelain crowns

These look more like natural teeth than any other type. They resemble
the appearance of tooth enamel.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns

As the name suggests, these combine the durability of metal and the
natural look of porcelain to give you durable crowns that look more like
natural teeth.

Pressed ceramic crowns

These are similar to porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns but
instead of metal, they use ceramic. Dentists use pressed ceramic crowns
on the front and back teeth.

Metal crowns

These are crowns made of gold, palladium, nickel, or chromium. They
are long-lasting and strong enough to sustain hard biting and
chewing.

Ready for a dental crown? If you suspect you are a candidate for
dental crowns, talk to us today to schedule an appointment with a dental
crown specialist.

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