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What is a dental crown made of?

Dental crowns are made from several types of materials. Metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or combinations of these materials may be used. In the process of making a crown, the material often is colored to blend in with your natural teeth.

Your dentist wants to create a crown that looks natural and feels comfortable. To achieve that, several factors are considered including the color, occlusion or "bite," the shape and length of your natural teeth and your artificial crown.

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Are combination dental crowns common?
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What kind of anesthesia is needed for crown lengthening?
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Local anesthesia is usually all that is needed for crown lengthening.
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How is a dental crown put in?
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