Which Kind of Crown Material is Best For Me?

Dental crowns can be made from many kinds of materials. The material that your dental crown is made from can affect its appearance, durability, and also how long your crown lasts. Your dentist in Cincinnati OH can help you decide which type of crown is right for you. Below are four common materials that dental crowns are made from.


Resin crowns are sometimes preferred because they’re more affordable than some other types of crown materials. However, resin is also a weaker material than other types of crowns and is unlikely to last as long as other more durable materials.


Metal crowns can be made of gold, nickel, palladium, and chromium. Metal crowns are the longest-lasting crown material and also require the least amount of tooth enamel to be removed in order for the crown to be installed. However, metal has drawbacks. Many people dislike the way metal looks and would prefer a more natural material that resembles natural teeth.

Porcelain on Metal

Porcelain on metal is long-lasting and durable, however, the metal may be visible beneath the porcelain around the gum line. Porcelain on metal are a common material that patients like to put at the back of their mouth, on molars, because porcelain looks natural and the metal gum line is less visible in the back.


Porcelain crowns look realistic enough but aren’t as strong as metal crowns. Porcelain crowns can easily be color matched to the rest of the teeth, so these crowns are a common choice for front teeth.

Need a crown? Have questions about the materials? For more information about crowns in Cincinnati OH, contact your dentist at Kemper Meadow Family Dentistry today.