Today, most crowns are made with one of two types of porcelain.
Both types of porcelain can be colored to match the shade of your natural teeth. One type is extremely hard, and looks a little less life-like. The other is not as hard, but has more translucency and shading, which make it look more like a natural tooth. Crowns used to be made from gold or from a gold substructure covered with tooth-colored porcelain. In certain situations, these materials are preferable to a full porcelain crown. Dr. Gray will discuss the risks and benefits of each crown material with you based on the tooth that needs treatment and your specific situation.