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TYPES OF CROWNS

A crown can be made of gold, porcelain, combination of metals or metal with porcelain or resin.  When choosing a crown think about its durability, where it will be placed and how it will look

 It is to be stressed that a  crown is not the same as your natural teeth. It  requires a high degree of skill and training to make and place them and daily diligence of good oral hygiene to keep them.

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Metal crown-This crown is made of gold or other metals.  This type is not tooth colored and is best used on molar or back teeth.  We have controlled the cost of our gold crowns to make them affordable because we want you to choose  a product that is strong, durable and long lasting.  Benefits of Gold Crown:
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Strong

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Durable

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Long lasting

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The amount of tooth removed for the fit of this crown is LESS 

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It yields a "softer bite" so it is less traumatic on the other teeth that it meets

Gold crown offers last lasting wear valueGold crowns are primarily used on the molar teeth or back teeth because they do not have any porcelain covering the gold.  Gold is a cost wise choice since they are long lasting to provide  good wear value.

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Hand making a porcelain crown
Porcelain crowns are "handmade" by a lab artist just for you

 
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Porcelain-Tooth colored crown is made of porcelain or reinforced resin.  It comes in a range of shades to blend with your teeth.  This crown is more likely to "chip" than a metal crown.   It is recommended for front teeth.  Benefits:
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Natural appearance

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Smooth surface

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Durable

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Captures and reflects light like natural teethWhite porcelain crown

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Combination crown-is porcelain fused to metal, we prefer gold.  A gold base is made with porcelain fused to it to make this crown appear natural and tooth colored.   These crowns use a type of gold which is
equal to about 20 karat.
The base metal makes this crown stronger than an all porcelain or resin crown yet it is still not as strong as a metal crown.  Benefits:
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Attractive

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Durable

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Long lasting

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Natural appearance

 

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Implant Retained Crown-This crown is cemented to an implant post.  They require special training and equipment to make and place.  There are additions fees and implants parts that add to the costs associated these crowns.  Benefits:
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Functional

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Sturdy

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Long lasting

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Durable 

Implant posts ready for crown placement

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Crown Artwork:

Your crown can be made to have gold or painted pictures on it

Artwork on Crowns

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