A CROWN IS A MOLDED SHELL PLACED OVER THE ENTIRE TOOTH SURFACE TO RESTORE ITS SHAPE, SIZE, STRENGTH AND/OR APPEARANCE TO ITS NATURAL STATE.
- To attach a bridge
- When a filling is too large for the tooth to support
- To protect a cracked or broken tooth
- To cover and protect a tooth after a root canal
- For cosmetic enhancement
Porcelain/Zirconia crowns: Today’s porcelain crowns are natural looking in shape and color, and leave no black edge at the gum line. Porcelain crowns look and feel remarkably like natural teeth and provide strength and durability. Porcelain crowns are custom made for each patient and can be designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth, making them the ideal restoration for front teeth, yet are also strong enough to withstand the chewing of the back teeth.
Metal crowns: Crowns made of gold, silver or porcelain over metal, the standard for crowns for many years, are still occasionally used.