Dentist offers beautiful crowns in Las VegasPosted By Dr. Christopher Lim
Crowns are made of several different materials. Some of the most popular are:
- Metal alloy – Metals, including gold, can withstand biting and chewing better than other materials. They are thinner, last longer, and rarely chip or break. While gold crowns are viewed favorably as a fashion statement, other metal alloys are recommended only for use on back teeth.
- Porcelain fused to metal – These crowns can be matched to the color of the existing teeth. The porcelain fused to metal crowns look like the patient's natural teeth and are used for both front and back teeth.
- All porcelain – Porcelain crowns are the best to match to the color of the existing teeth, and are better suited for patients with metal allergies. They are a lovely option for front teeth.
- Temporary crowns – As opposed to the previous options, a temporary crown is made in the office rather than a dental lab. They are made of acrylic or stainless steel and are used to cover and protect a tooth until a permanent crown is completed.
A crowned tooth requires no special oral care, and can last up to 15 years. Dr. Lim at Hillside Dental specializes in using his artistic talent to make a beautiful smile for all of his patients. Call 702-666-8584 to make an appointment.