Request Request Appointment Reviews Read Our Reviews Call Give us a Call Map View our Map
Covid-19 Advanced Safety Protocol

What Dental Crown Material Is Right for Me?

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 9:21 pm
dental crown 3D illustration

There is an array of reasons a tooth can sustain damage. If one of your teeth has suffered from adversity like tooth decay or dental trauma, it can potentially be saved. Dental crowns are used to protect structurally compromised teeth so they can avoid being extracted. They can be made of various materials. Keep reading to learn about some options for dental crowns in Hoboken.

Full Porcelain

This type of crown is regarded as the most lifelike and natural-looking restoration available. Porcelain doesn’t conduct heat and cold efficiently, so sensitivity is reduced. They are a great option for patients who have sensitivities to certain metals. Porcelain isn’t quite as strong as other potential materials, but it is the most cosmetically appealing and it won’t expand and contract when exposed to different temperatures.

Dental Composite

Dental composite is the least ideal when it comes to strength and durability, but it is a preferred option for patients who are highly sensitive to metals and porcelain. The bonding techniques are less sensitive than full porcelain and the material is less reactive than gold. While this can be a good solution for some people, it would likely need to be replaced more often than other crowns.


Gold has been used for a long time in dentistry because it is extremely durable and long-lasting. They rarely chip or break and wear down the least over time. It is also gentle on adjacent teeth. However, there are a few drawbacks to gold.

For one, it conducts hot and cold temperatures quickly, so it can result in some sensitivity for a few weeks after being placed. It is also visibly different from your natural teeth, so it isn’t necessarily the best option for cosmetic use.

Porcelain Fused-to-Metal

This crown can be color-matched to the shade of surrounding teeth to give you a natural appearance. However, sometimes the metal under the porcelain caps appears as a dark line. There is also the possibility of the porcelain chipping over time and wearing down neighboring teeth.

Dental crowns definitely aren’t all the same! Each variety has its attributes. By seeing your dentist in Hoboken, you can discuss which material would best fit your needs and help to return your smile to full strength!

About the Author

Dr. Robert Graffeo has been helping the smiles of his patients reach their full potential for more than 25 years. He earned his dental doctorate from New York University. He remains committed to continuing education to stay current in the dental field, and that includes learning via the prestigious Dawson Academy and Pankey Institute, as well as SPEAR Education. If you are interested in dental crowns, Dr. Graffeo usually recommends porcelain, but he can provide other material options and dental insurance is accepted. Schedule an appointment on his website or call (201) 683-3531.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.