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What metals are used for dental crowns?

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Metals used in crowns include alloys that have a high content of gold or platinum, or base-metal alloys (for example, cobalt- chromium and nickel-chromium alloys). Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, metal crowns rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.

From: Dental Crowns WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 14, 2017

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 14, 2017

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