Choice Of Crown Material?
Good afternoon .. r nI’m doing root canal treatment, and continued with crown installation. R nDoctor gives a choice of crown material, plastic composite or ceramic. R n r nFrom the two above, which one is resistant long time? I searched on Google, haven’t found a crown material from composite plastice. Please explain. R n r nThank you
Good morning, Rifana, I help answer yes ..
From various sources including the American Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association, crowns are generally divided into two, namely temporary and permanent crowns. Both are distinguished from the material and from the place of manufacture.
Temporary crowns usually use plastic or acrylic, and are usually made at the dentist's check-point. These crowns are generally installed while waiting for the making of permanent crowns, so that they will be replaced with permanent ones later.
Permanent crowns are usually made in dental laboratories and can use various materials with their respective advantages, such as:
Metal - commonly used is gold, can also be mixed with other metal materials. The advantage is that this material is very strong and durable, but in terms of appearance it looks less natural. Composite - the advantage is that the color is quite similar to the color of natural teeth Porcelain - for its durability is still lacking compared to the durability of the crown made of metal, but the crown with this material is very similar to the original color of tooth Porcelain fused to metal - compared to the material - other materials, this material is the strongest and longest lasting, the color can be made to resemble the original color of the teeth but there are certain circumstances where the metal color can still be seen. For its selection, you should consult further with the dentist who handles you.
I hope this helps.