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Dental professionals commonly use dental crowns to restore tooth enamel that is damaged or decayed. Our dentist can recommend dental crown material based on the location and primary function of the tooth in your smile.

When it comes to restoring your smile, Dr. Cameron Clark may determine that a porcelain crown is the best option. Porcelain can be matched to the tooth enamel of your other teeth so that the dental crown becomes nearly indistinguishable from the natural areas of your smile. For this reason, porcelain dental crowns are a very popular cosmetic dentistry option.

If the affected tooth is a premolar or incisor that can be seen in your smile, our dentist can provide a special porcelain crown that is fused to a core of metal. This enables the tooth to have the strength it needs in order to bite off tough foods.

Molars and premolars are primarily responsible for chewing and grinding hard foods, which means excellent options for dental crown materials for these teeth would be base metal alloy and durable gold alloy. However, keep in mind that because gold and base metals cannot be color-matched to your natural tooth enamel, they would not be effective cosmetic choices for your smile.

We invite you to contact Northwest Center for Dentistry at (406) 752-4530 today if you are interested in receiving a custom-made dental crown in Kalispell, Montana, and would like to speak with our dentist.