Learn More About Dental Crowns in Birmingham, Alabama
Dental Crowns Strengthen Your Tooth & Improve Your Appearance
Dental crowns (also called caps) are a fixed covering for the top portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns are set permanently and only a dentist can remove them. Once in place, they become the outer surface of your tooth and will look just like natural teeth. Depending on your needs and preferences, crowns can be made of several types of materials.
- Porcelain or ceramic crowns are a great material for your front teeth, because the color and texture so closely match the natural enamel of your teeth. Even the way light hits a crown and reflects off of it makes this material most closely match the appearance of your natural teeth. Materials are either porcelain, ceramic or a combination of man made resins.
- Porcelain plus metal crowns deliver the appearance of porcelain combined with the strength of a metal structure. In this type of crown, porcelain covers a durable, metal substrate. Sometimes, a patient’s condition calls for strengthening and reinforcing the existing tooth, and metal serves that purpose. The porcelain cap provides a nice finish, covering the metal mimicking the look of surrounding teeth.
- Gold alloy crowns include a combination of gold, copper and other metals which provide a very strong bond to teeth. Advantages of this type of crown are that it will not fracture, or wear away adjacent teeth, because the gold allow crown is softer than the enamel of your natural teeth.
The best way to begin is to let us help review your situation and then we can offer some helpful solutions for you to consider. Touch here to give us a call on your mobile phone at (205) 979-0478, set up a free consultation and you will leave our clinic with a solid idea of what options are available to you and the cost of each one. Some people would like to pay over time, and to help with that we accept CareCredit. It’s a flexible payment platform that can make paying for procedures simpler and easier.