What is a Dental Crown Made Of?
Currently there are three main types of crowns made with different materials currently used in dentistry today. Here we’ll explain what those three are and the main differences between them.
The cast gold crown is what many would consider to be the 'oldest' dental crown in use today. These crowns are made out of a noble or high-noble gold alloy (largely gold, platinum, and palladium, with a few other trace elements added to increase the hardness of the crown to make it more durable). Gold crowns have been used in situations where there is very little tooth structure (because the tooth doesn’t need to be reduced as much to allow for ...