Types of crowns
Stainless steel crowns
are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent teeth primarily as a temporary measure.
Porcelain bonded (fused) to metal crowns
It can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns).
Zirconium (all Porcelain) Crowns
provide the best natural colour match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies.
Porcelain Jacket crowns, all-ceramic dental crowns (non-zirconium)
All porcelain dental crowns provide better natural color match than other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies.
Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium), or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium).
All resin dental crowns
are less expensive than other crown types.
TYPES OF BRIDGES
involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. Cantilever bridges are usually used to replace only one tooth.
Maryland bonded bridges
(also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.