Which Dental Crown Is Right for Me?
The type of dental crown you need depends on the situation. A dentist can help you decide which type of crown is appropriate for your tooth. Porcelain crowns are the best choice for your front teeth because they provide pleasing aesthetics. They can match the shape, size, and color of your original tooth, but porcelain crowns can also be brittle and break under the load of heavy biting. Porcelain fused to metal crowns have a metal base, so while they could chip due to many factors, such as forces applied, occlusion or malocclusion, or laboratory procedures, they're still a durable option.
Meanwhile, base metal or gold alloy crowns might not mimic the look of your natural teeth, but they can handle a lot of bite force. This makes them an excellent choice for your back molars.