Dental crowns are custom-made, tooth-shaped coverings for your teeth. They are used to improve the size, shape, appearance, and strength of a tooth. If you have a weak, broken, or severely discolored tooth, Dr. Watkins may recommend a dental crown in San Antonio, Texas.

Permanent crowns can be made from many different materials. Metal crowns can be made of gold or nickel. Less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns than with other crown types. There is not much tooth wear of opposing teeth. Metal crowns likely last the longest and they rarely break or chip. The main disadvantage is the metallic color. Metal crowns may be suggested for the back teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be made to match the shade of your natural teeth. However, sometimes the metal can show through as a dark line at the gum line. All-resin crowns are less expensive than other crown materials, but they are not as strong. All-ceramic and all-porcelain dental crowns match the natural color of your teeth better than the other crown types. However, they wear down the opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. Ask our dentists which dental crown material is best for you.

We invite you to contact W Dental Group today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!