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What is the best materal for a dental crown?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, as there is no one best material. It just depends on the situation and the wants and needs of the patient.

Types of Dental Crown Materials

We have a variety of materials that are typically available to patients who need dental crowns in Greeley, CO. Several factors that influence decision-making are durability, appearance, and affordability.


A commonly used material that is both durable and mimics the appearance of the natural color of teeth. Porcelain is strong and stain-resistant.


The hardest option available, zirconia, comes in a few different types. ZMAX is an ultra-durable zirconia crown that doesn't quite color match natural teeth. Dentists and patients typically choose this zirconia for molars and back teeth that need strength.

EMAX is another highly durable zirconia crown that color matches natural teeth, making it more desirable than ZMAX zirconia for teeth that show in the patient's smile.


Though gold has been used as a material for crowns and fillings for ages, many modern people dislike gold fillings and crowns because of their cost and color. Most often, patients don't want a gold crown showing up in their smile. Typically a gold crown will go on a tooth in the back of the mouth.

Contact Norco Family Dental for Crowns in Greeley

To know what crown material will work best for you, it's best to speak directly with our Greeley dentists. Using the information they collect from a thorough examination, our dentists can help inform you and help you make the choice that is right for your wants and needs.

Give Norco Family Dental a call today at (970) 356-5277 to schedule a consultation regarding tooth crowns

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