Dental restorations come in many shapes and sizes, but all kinds replace any lost tooth in form and function. So they are shaped to work like teeth and often also look like natural teeth. However, your dental crown's material may look more or less like a natural tooth depending on the specific tooth as well as that tooth's location.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Look Like Natural Teeth
If a crown or bridge is porcelain, its material composition makes it a natural choice for replacing teeth that look natural. Porcelain ceramic is white and mimics the hardness and reflective qualities of teeth.
Other Materials are Strong and Ideal for Back Teeth
At Town East Dental Group in Mesquite, TX, we also offer porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) and gold crowns. PFM crowns have an outer layer of porcelain over a metal core for inner durability. These restorations make an excellent choice for bicuspids or molars that undergo wear from chewing.
You also may choose gold because it's one of the most robust materials we might use for back teeth. Though gold does not resemble a natural tooth color, but because back teeth are usually out of sight, they might make the better choice if toughness is more important than appearance.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Mesquite, TX
If you consider a dental crown or bridge restoration, we can offer you some options and guide you through the process. Don't hesitate to call today and arrange a dental consultation.