The most commonly used is the porcelain fused to metal crown (a PFM).
The second kind of crown is the full gold crown.
A well-done full gold crown is probably the best type of crown there is, but some patients object to it because it is not esthetically pleasing to the eye.
How long do crowns last on back teeth?
On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years.
Is zirconia crown better than porcelain?
When porcelain is fused to the zirconia core, these crowns are more natural than the monolithic zirconia crowns but they are not strong. Zirconia crowns are said to be less abrasive to opposing teeth than metal-ceramic crowns.
Are zirconia crowns more expensive than porcelain?
They look natural, but are very prone to damage. Some of the most expensive dental crowns are made of pure zirconia. Zirconia crowns are extremely durable, “biocompatible”, and require less reshaping than porcelain crowns. This means your total tooth restoration costs may be lower than ceramic.
What should a crown for a tooth cost?
Generally, crowns can range in cost from $800 to $1700 or more per crown. A portion of the cost of crowns is generally covered by insurance. To be certain, check with your dental insurance company.