Gold crowns are made from a blend of metals, including gold and copper. They are highly durable and resistant to wear and tear, making them a good choice for back teeth. Gold crowns are also highly biocompatible, meaning they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other types of crowns.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are made from a combination of porcelain and metal. They provide the strength and durability of metal crowns with the natural appearance of porcelain crowns. However, they can be prone to chipping or cracking over time.
All-ceramic crowns are made from a type of ceramic material that is highly resistant to fracture and wear. They provide a natural-looking replacement for the original tooth and are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other types of crowns. However, they can be expensive and may not be suitable for all patients.
Resin tooth crowns are made from a type of dental resin that is applied to the tooth and shaped to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. They are often used for front teeth because of their natural appearance. However, they are less durable than other types of crowns and may need to be replaced more frequently.
Temporary crowns are used to protect a tooth while a permanent crown is being made. They are typically made from acrylic or stainless steel and are designed to be worn for a short period of time. Temporary crowns are not as durable as permanent crowns and may need to be replaced if they become damaged or loose.