If you have a tooth that needs to have a crown put on, then you should give some thought to the choices you have available to you when it comes to dental crowns. If you are like most people, then you are simply going to want to have a crown put on that is going to fix the tooth so it looks natural and no one will be able to tell that anything had ever even happened to your tooth. However, if you are the type of person who likes to be a little different, then you may want to do something a little different with your crown as well. This article will give you some creative ideas on the different things you can do with your crown.
You can go with a crown that's completely covered in porcelain
The most common type of crown to have is one that is completely porcelain on the outside. The porcelain will be matched up to blend in with your other natural teeth so people can't tell by looking at your teeth that one of them is a crown.
You can go with a full metal crown
Most crowns have a metal base that's completely covered with a porcelain material. However, you can decide to go with a silver or gold looking crown. There are some people who prefer to go with this look even when they are going to have quite a few crowns put on. The style of having "gold teeth" tends to come in and out of history depending on current fads.
You can go with a crown of metal and porcelain
You can even go with one that has some metal showing and some porcelain. For example, you can have the crown all metal with a porcelain front and sides. This will leave the crown looking like a natural tooth when you smile, but the metal will be visible when you open your mouth.
You can have a tattoo put on the crown
You can also have a tattoo put right onto the surface of the crown. When you are choosing the tattoo, it's important for you to choose one that will be easy to tell what it is. This means getting something that can be easily recognized in a very small size. Although these tattoos are considered permanent, the dentist will be able to remove them for you in the future if you change your mind about wanting them.
For more information about dental crowns and other dental tooth replacements, talk with a dentist in your area, such as George N. Bryan Jr, DDS, PA.