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Drs. Justison And Gladnick
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE

Which is better – base metal crowns, porcelain, or gold?

While base metal crowns may cost less, they contain nickel or beryllium, both of which have an allergenic potential and often cause irritated gums. We have had to replace many base metal crowns for patients who came to us for relief from chronic gum irritation. Gold or porcelain are preferable because they are very kind to gum tissue while providing optimal strength and, in the case of porcelain, a natural look.

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