Porcelain crowns are crafted from porcelain, an extremely durable, stain-resistant material. Porcelain is also extremely resistant to chipping and cracking. Porcelain crowns can be created to match the shape, size, and color of your surrounding teeth.
Ceramic dental crowns are made from ceramic, which is a type of biocompatible, hard, white, and shiny material. Ceramic is metal-free, so it won't have any metal lines that could show through your smile.
Metal alloys used for dental crowns include gold, nickel, chromium, platinum, and palladium. These are strong, durable metals, and they can handle the pressure of chewing.
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) dental crowns combine the aesthetics of porcelain and the strength of the metal. They are durable and offer a strong bond to the teeth.
Zirconia crowns are made of a durable ceramic material called zirconium oxide. This material is strong, biocompatible, and aesthetically pleasing. Zirconia crowns can be made to match the color of your natural teeth.