What are Metal Free Crowns
Dental crowns are common for many people due to accidents, trauma to the mouth, or simply aging. Whatever the reason, metal-free crowns are a great alternative to traditional all-metal or metal-lined crowns. Metal-free crowns offer several benefits, including their durability, natural appearance, and biocompatibility.
What Are Metal Free Crowns?
Unlike traditional crowns made completely or partially of metal, metal-free crowns are made entirely out of other materials. The three primary materials used are porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia.
Porcelain is a material that has frequently been used with metal to make crowns and has advantages and disadvantages. While more natural-looking than metal, porcelain is brittle and prone to small cracks and fissures over time.
Ceramic crowns are made from the same type of composite ceramic commonly used in fillings. Engineered ceramic is the least durable material used to make crowns but is an excellent option for people who are sensitive to metal in their mouths. While ceramic is not the most natural-looking material, a skilled technician can closely match the look of your natural teeth, and it is an affordable option for many patients.
Zirconia is quickly becoming the most popular material for metal-free. Zirconia is an inert substance that is extremely strong and highly durable. As a result, zirconia crowns are a long-lasting solution that offers the most natural-looking one available.
Contact the Experts at Wytheville Dental Group
Metal-free crowns are a popular solution for dental issues for various reasons. They are just as durable as metal crowns but have the significant benefit of looking natural and blending with your existing teeth. A metal-free crown can bring back your smile and your confidence. Additionally, metal-free crowns are highly compatible with the human body and are the perfect solution for patients that are sensitive to metal in their mouth.
At Wytheville Dental Group, our team of highly skilled professionals can help you find the ideal material for your crown and create a metal-free crown for you that will last and look great. We are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced dental treatments and options available. To learn more, contact us today.