Yes, a dental crown is suitable for people of all ages, from children to the elderly. Children usually get stainless steel crowns, and adults can opt for all-metal, all-ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, and all-resin crowns.


  • Protection from further tooth damage 
  • Aesthetically better-looking teeth 
  • Long-lasting treatment 


  • Some amount of tooth trimming to be done to make a place for the crown 
  • The longevity of the dental crown depends on the patient’s eating habits and oral hygiene
  • Metal crowns

Nowadays, in this practice, if a metal crown is prescribed, it usually is a yellow gold crown for a tooth at the very back of the mouth. such metal crowns are strong durable and fracture resistant. Because these metal crowns can be very thin they require less destruction of the original tooth structure

  • Porcelain fused to metal

These dental crowns are made of an inner layer of metal and an outer layer of porcelain. The inner layer imparts the strength of metal crowns, while the outer layer takes care of the tooth aesthetics. PFM crowns are exceptionally durable and last up to 10-15 years. 

  • All-ceramic crowns

All-ceramic crowns are made entirely of ceramic or porcelain. They closely replicate the natural shade, look, and colour of your teeth. They offer good strength and do not get chipped easily. Ceramic crowns are usually preferred for front teeth for better aesthetics. 

  • All resin crowns

These crowns are made of resin material and can mimic the look of natural teeth well. 

  • Stainless steel

Stainless steel crowns are used as temporary crowns in children, usually when fillings cannot be placed or after a pulpotomy (root canal for baby teeth). 

Filling: Chipped, broken, or decayed teeth can be fixed with fillings. However, when the tooth is very decayed or broken down significantly, a crown might offer a better long-term prognosis.

Veneers: Veneers can be used to treat discoloured and chipped front teeth in place of crowns. They are thin shells of dental material that fix on the front surfaces of your teeth. 

Onlays: An onlay is like a partial crown. When there is considerable decay and a filling alone cannot fix the cavity, you can opt for an onlay instead of a crown. Onlays do not require a lot of teeth structure to be removed. They are glued onto the teeth with a strong bonding cement. Hence, there is less chance of them getting dislodged. 

Tooth extraction: If a tooth cannot be fixed with a filling, crown, onlay or veneer, then the only means to treat it is to remove it. Otherwise, infection from this tooth can spread to your gums, bone, and other teeth.