Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

Which Kinds of Dental Crowns Are King?

You deserve to feel good about your smile, but you may be insecure if your teeth are in poor condition. Discover why dental crowns will put a smile on your face.

Discover Dental Crowns

Also known as cosmetic dental bonding, dental crowns have become a common way to enhance a tooth’s strength and appearance after injury or decay. They are permanent prosthetic items that have become so popular that they are offered by practically every affordable dentist Shelton today. Dental crowns are made of a strong composite resin that is directly applied onto teeth and molded into shape. This makes them different than cosmetic dentistry veneers, which are thin shells of porcelain made to cover imperfections and are created in a dental lab.

Different Kinds of Dental Crowns

Cosmetic dental bonding is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. There are actually four options based on the material they are made of. Most affordable dentist Shelton offer the following kinds:

  • Ceramic – Made of a porcelain-based material, these are ideal for restoring front teeth because they blend perfectly into the natural tooth color.
  • Porcelain-fused onto metal – These dental crowns are stronger and more durable because their base is made of metal instead of porcelain.
  • Base metal alloys – Created out of various non-noble metals, these dental crowns are very strong and resistant to corrosion. Plus, they involve removing the smallest amount of natural tooth.
  • Gold alloys – Made of a mixture of gold, copper and other metals, these are also a stronger option and won’t wear away the natural tooth structure.

Picking the Perfect Dental Crowns

Even though each dental crowns has its strengths and weaknesses, all of them are less costly than cosmetic dentistry veneers. If your teeth are in need of repair, talk to a cosmetic dentist to see which dental crowns are best for you.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Shelton, call Huntington Family Dental Group today at (203) 916-1173 or make an appointment.

Huntington Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Huntington Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Huntington Family Dental Group.

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Had an infected molar removed. An unpleasant experience at best, but it went quite well, all things considered.
Richard A.
I had a difficult situation where I caused damage to teeth needing root canals. The situation was handled we excellent compassion and professionalism. All the staff at Huntington Family Dental Group […]
Theresa R.
Initial rating sent incomplete and in error, I’m sorry. As far as skill and professionalism goes, EVERYONE there is at the top of their game, and it shows. Between using the the most […]
Mike A.
As always, I was treated with care and respect. Love Allison. She got me in and out efficiently and made the expereince of a teeth cleaning, pleasant in every way.
Jane S.
Very pleasant and professional experience. (My review of a previous visit that was more negative now appears to have been an isolated personnel issue.)
Herb S.
After neglecting dental visits for years due to chronic pain from degenerative disc disease and fear I somehow found HFDG and its been the best dental experience of my life for the last 5 years. Top […]
Garry W.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
I broke a temporary bridge, and called to get it repaired/replaced. Dr Sal made time for me with 2 hours of my call and spent an hour repairing the bridge. Excellent job as always, and excellent […]
Bill K.
What a GREAT dentist office. The best staff you could ask for!! They always have the latest and greatest technology!! I have been coming here for about 7 years now – and I love it! It’s […]
Mark T.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
Debra B.
My family and I have been going to HFD for almost 10 years now and we love it. The staff is super friendly, thanks to my favorite Hygentists, Maria and Alisha. Also, Chantelle who handles the […]
Johnathon M.
Excellent service, pleasant experience and great cleaning; thank you Maria! Enjoyed meeting your new Doctor. She is knowledgeable and thorough.
Carla R.
Maria, Maribel, & Krysten are FANTASTIC. First time there, felt like I knew them for years. Explained everything so well and in a way that my kids could understand. Huntington Family Dental is […]
Gabriella A.
Clean, professional, friendly. Definitely recommend.
Melissa R.
Wonderful care and concern, best dentist skills there are. They make going to the dentist pleasant!!Thank you
Charlotte N.
We have been patients at Huntington Family Dental for a long time. The doctors are very skilled and highly credentialed and attentive to their patients by delivering excellent care. The staff is […]
Diane C.
I went there for my appointment. My experience is wonderful and those people are very kind and friendlier in there. I do recommended to other that they should go there. I would give a A* on their […]
Charita P.
Very professional, very friendly and i would recommend to anyone i see! Very through.
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Great dental office. The staff were super friendly. The hygienist was very thorough. The office it self was very clean & well kept. I would definitely recommend this place to friends & […]
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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