What is the best type of dental crown?Cosmetic Dentistry Dental
What are the different styles of dental crowns, and how do I choose which one to go for?
Hi Qing Ying,
There are two basic types – gold or porcelain (ceramic). Gold is very hard wearing and good for patients who have a partially heavy bite or habit to grind their teeth. Unfortunately, the colour is not to everyone’s liking.
Zirconia (ceramic) crowns are tooth coloured and also very hard wearing. More than 99% of crowns are made from ceramic.
Dr Steven Soo
BDS , MSc, PhD, FAM
3 Mount Elizabeth
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre