Welcome to Wynnewood Family Dental! is dedicated to helping patients achieve their desired smiles. We don’t believe in overprescribing treatments and services. We provide comprehensive oral health assessments and only recommend what you need or want for optimal oral health. One way we help many Oklahoma patients receive a brand-new, healthy smile is with dental crowns. And when it comes to dental crowns, we have many options to choose from, ensuring you will receive the perfect match for your smile.
Our Dental Crown Options
Are you in the market for a new dental crown? If so, you may have heard of high noble PFMs and gold crowns. But what do these terms mean, and how do they affect your decision? Wynnewood Family Dental is here to explain the differences between these three types of crowns so you can decide which is right for you.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crowns
A PFM crown is a dental restoration in which a porcelain layer is fused to a metal frame. The porcelain layer allows for natural color matching with the surrounding teeth, while the metal frame ensures that the restoration will last for many years. These crowns are strong and durable and can be used for aesthetic and functional reasons.
We use only high noble metal PFM crowns. High noble metal and porcelain crowns provide ultimate strength and durability with a natural look. High-noble metal crowns are composed of at least 60% noble metals – palladium, gold, or platinum – alloys that work well for both front and back teeth. This means that the metal we use is solid and durable enough to withstand the force of your bite without cracking or chipping. The outer porcelain portion of the crowns can be more aesthetically pleasing because they can be custom-colored to match the colors in the surrounding teeth that are visible when you smile. And they typically have longer lifespans than their counterparts.
Gold crowns are another popular option when it comes to dental restorations. As with PFM crowns, we can use these restorations aesthetically and functionally. Gold has long been known as a reliable material due to its strength and durability; gold also does not corrode or discolor over time, as other materials may. Gold can also provide more comfort than other materials since it’s less abrasive against the gum tissue.
How to Choose Between PMF Crowns and Gold Crowns
The most important factor when choosing between a porcelain fused to metal crown (PMF crown) and a gold crown is the location of the crown. If the crown is in a visible area of the mouth, such as the front teeth, then a PMF crown may be the better choice as it offers a more natural, aesthetically pleasing look. On the other hand, if the crown is in an area that is not visible, such as the back teeth, then a gold crown may be the better choice as it is more durable and will last longer. Ultimately, it is important to discuss the pros and cons of each option with your dentist to determine which is best for your specific situation.
Quality Dental Crowns Options in Wynnewood, Oklahoma
At Wynnewood Family Dental, we understand that deciding on a dental restoration can be overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be! We take pride in informing our patients about their options so that they can decide which type of restoration is best suited to their needs and budget. Whether you choose a PFM or gold crown, we guarantee top-notch workmanship that will leave you smiling for years to come!
And you won’t have to worry about any unexpected surprises regarding the cost of your dental care. Our team will always discuss pricing upfront, so there are no unpleasant surcharges or hidden fees down the line. Plus, we use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose accurately each time you visit us.
Contact us today if you want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ledbetter on any of these restorations—we’re here to help!