Can you tell me what the best type of crown is?
There are many types of crowns, but most people agree that some form of porcelain is the best. In that category there are two main types of crowns. Porcelain fused to metal and all porcelain crowns. The porcelain fused to metal crowns are more opaque because they have to hide the metal foundation. They also tend to develop a dark line at the gumline. Because of that, all-porcelain crowns are a better option in most cases. There are some instances in which the metal foundation is necessary.
There is a new technology which now mills the crowns by computer. With CEREC technology you can have the crown placed the same day, which keeps you from the trouble of a temporary crown.
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