Restore tooth function and prevent tooth loss.
Dental Crowns Restore Teeth’s Look and Feel.
Patients need dental crowns for function and/or cosmetic requirements. A dental crown is a “cap” that sits over the surface of a prepared tooth, similar to a way a thimble sits on a finger. It serves to restore the structure of a tooth, its function and it’s healthy look and feel.
Dental crowns can restore the esthetics of a tooth – you can cover a chipped tooth, crooked tooth or severely discolored tooth with a porcelain crown. Our crowns are custom made for each patient in order to match the surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns for functional reasons.
Crowns protect damaged or weakened teeth in the following ways:
- If a tooth is cracked, a crown can be used to hold a weak tooth together.
- To replace a single missing tooth, a crown can be placed over an implant.
- After a root canal, teeth can become weak and brittle. Dental crowns can help restore their strength.
- Teeth with large fillings, or that have been filled multiple times on different sides can cause the structure of the tooth to be weakened – they are strengthened with a crown.
Permanent dental crowns are meant to stay in place for many years.
Types of dental crown material
Ceramic Dental Crowns
Ceramic (or porcelain) dental crowns have the best natural color match of other dental crown types. If a patient is allergic to metal crowns then ceramic dental crowns are used. Because of esthetics, ceramic dental crowns are a popular choice for front teeth.
Porcelain Fused to Gold Crowns
Porcelain fused to gold crowns marry the strength and biocompatibility of gold with the esthetics of porcelain. Your best esthetic choice when high crown strength is needed (back teeth).