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Is your smile faltering because you have a damaged tooth? A crown essentially replaces the enamel of an otherwise damaged or decayed tooth. The materials in your crown has a lot to do with that particular tooth’s function in your mouth and how visible it is in your smile. Cynthia L. Skigen D.M.D. P.A. will give you the best recommendation for a crown that will look good and last a long time.

For a tooth that is in your smile Dr. Skigen will often recommend a crown made from porcelain-cermaic or porcelain fused to metal. The porcelain material can easily be color matched with the enamel of the natural teeth. The crown will be made in two visits to our practice.

Gold alloy crowns are made from a mixture of nonreactive metals, with copper being one of the most common. Gold is very durable and resists fracture which makes them a good for molars or other teeth that are not visible in your smile. This is especially nice if you have a history of grinding your teeth at night.

Because base metal crowns are very similar to gold for durability, they are more affordable, but are not recommended for any teeth visible in your smile and our dentist does not recommend them.

If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call Dr. Skigen’s office at 904-281-9988 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you and helping you restore your beautiful smile!