I am trying to decide on the best material for a crown at a reasonable price (given the options my dentist offers). Titanium covered by ceramic seems a good option as it is less likely to shrink than base metal and is the next cheapest option. Jelstar, a semi-precious ceramic crown, is the next one up in price. Is there really any difference between a crown with semi-precious metal and one with titanium? Lastly, my dentist says a 20 percent gold crown is even better if I don't care about the metal appearance. But would a mere 20 percent of gold provide major improvement of crowns?
Thank you for your help.