A dental crown may be necessary for a variety of reasons. In addition to completing damaged teeth, it can serve as an anchor for bridges or stabilize root-treated teeth. Depending on what function the crown fulfills and which tooth it is placed on, there are different requirements.
If the crown affects a molar, for example, very high resistance is particularly important. In this case, a crown with a metal core, a so-called composite-metal-ceramic crown (VMK), is ideal.
In contrast, the focus for the visible front teeth is on the aesthetics: an all-ceramic dental crown is therefore recommended here. Even if the gums recede over the years, unlike metal-ceramic crowns, you will not see any exposed metal edge with all-ceramic crowns.