A dental crown restores a tooth's strength, shape, and size. It fully encases the visible part of your tooth and implant. Crowns are permanently cemented or bonded into place and are not removable.
With good hygiene and proper care, a crown can last many years.
A crown may be prescribed by your Dentist to:
- Restore and protect a tooth that is worn, decayed, cracked, or broken
- Protect and support a tooth after a very large filling or root canal treatment
- Cover a dental implant
- Hold a dental bridge or other prosthetic device in place
- Improve your smile by covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
Your Dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection. There are many different types of crowns. Each type has its own characteristics and qualities.
Ceramics are attractive, strong, stable, and highly resistant to wear. They offer a high level of biocompatibility because they do not contain metal. These crowns offer the best natural color match to the rest of your teeth and are an excellent choice when maximum esthetics are desired.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns have a metal substructure and porcelain on top to resemble your other teeth.