What is the best material for a dental crown?

I need to get a dental crown on my front tooth and wondered which would be the best material to make it look natural and match my other front tooth?

Felicia D.  – MA

Felicia,

It’s good that you’re considering the importance of aesthetics in this, but you’re asking the wrong question. Instead of asking for the best material you need to ask how to find the best dentist to do the job.

You’ll want someone who is technically skilled and artistic.  The best way to do that is to go to the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) website and do a search for an accredited cosmetic dentist.

Any one of them, will be able to give you a gorgeous, natural looking crown.

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Why can’t I chew well with dentures?

I have dentures. They’re pretty new so it might be a matter of just adapting to them, but I’m having the hardest time chewing. Is that normal? My dentist said they’re as tight as they can be,  Will it get easier?

Drew – Massachusetts

Drew,

It’s possible that your dentist did get them as snug fitting as possible. Even the best fitting dentures reduce your chewing capacity by 50%. It’s just the nature of dentures.

There are things that can be done about it. If you’re set on dentures, you might consider getting implant supported dentures. They will help stabilize them.

If you want something that is top of the line and very secure, my suggestion would be to get dental implants. These are like having your natural teeth back and you’ll be able to chew anything.

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