My question is don't you think I should have been given choices as to which crown material I wanted, zirconia vs gold?
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Getting choices for different types of crown materials.
Crown material choices
There are different materials on which we can make a crown, usually there are several options depending on which tooth it has to be done and other factors such as if you suffer from bruxism, how important is aesthetics vs. function and resistance. Depending on all of this there is usually more than one option, there is always a recommended option and then other that might work as well. Before choosing one material, the dentist should educate you about what are your options and what are the pros and cons of each. In zirconia vs. Gold, Gold is still the best material but not highly used due to cost and poor aesthetics. Zirconia is a more aesthetic option and pretty resistant, but some what opaque. Emax porcelain crowns are the most aesthetic, but sometime not resistant enough.
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