The types of dental crowns available each have their own set of pros and cons, their own price tag, and more. Since there are a lot of types of crowns available today, it’s quite difficult for the patient to pick one out that’s for them. So, with that said, this article will talk about the different dental crowns that you can get, their price, and what makes them worth it. The article will only list down the most notable dental crowns currently available.
The 4 Popular Types of Dental Crowns
- Porcelain – porcelain crowns have been the standard choice for most people because it’s affordable and it quite effective. It’s look allows it to easily blend in with other teeth and even improve upon the original look of the tooth. It feels natural which makes the patient adjust to it a lot faster than other types of crowns. As for its price, the average cost of porcelain crowns in the Philippines starts at Php 9,000.
- Zirconia – this type of dental crowns has garnered attention due to the fact that it’s easier to get. Of course, porcelain is still more affordable, but zirconia is easier sculpted meaning that a patient can get one faster than porcelain. The average cost of a zirconia crown starts at Php 11,000.
- Emax – this is currently the best type of dental crown you can get. Emax is a type of ceramic that’s especially heated to reach a higher level of durability. As for it looks, Emax has a natural sheen which makes it look a lot better than porcelain. Thanks to its durability, patients can expect to have the crown for a longer time than porcelain or zirconia. It is a bit more expensive, however, with a price tag of Php 13,000.
- Gold – though there base metal crowns, gold crowns are far better. This is because gold can easy tolerate higher degrees of temperature. Also, since it’s a metal, gold is tougher than any other types of dental crown today apart from titanium. However, the biggest drawback is its price and look. You’re going to want a gold crown to replace a molar and not an incisor. As for its price, gold crown usually start at Php 40,000.
Which One Should You Pick?
If you are new to dental crowns, then it’s advised that you play it safe with a porcelain crown.
However, as time goes on and your crown starts to degrade, you can start thinking about an upgrade towards an Emax crown.
Zirconia crowns are also a great choice if you don’t like porcelain since they’re a lot faster to get.
As for metals, you should only consider them if you’re looking to fix a damaged molar.
Make sure to consult your dentist on the types of dental crowns available. Your dentist can help you a lot when it comes to weighing in your options. Also, doing so will save you time and money in the future when you are going to pick one on the spot because you’re keeping it for a long time.