A crown is a cover or “cap” a dentist can put over a tooth. This crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make a tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
Crowns are made from several types of materials: metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin. A crown is made with material that closely matches your own natural tooth shade and coloring.
In many cases, a tooth is so damaged by fracture, decay, or is simply too worn-down that a full-coverage crown is required to restore full function and long-term health of the remaining tooth structure. Also, a crown is required on most teeth after root canal therapy as the remaining tooth structure is weakened by that procedure. In addition, a crown may be needed if you have a cavity that is too large for a standard composite filling. A crown also is a great solution to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth to help improve your smile.
Gold crowns are a perfect solution for some teeth needing a crown. Gold is malleable and yet very durable to withstand your natural strong biting forces.
Why is Porcelain a good choice for Dental Crowns?
We use porcelain for dental crowns because it matches the translucent appearance to natural teeth. Each porcelain crown is precision-crafted specifically for each patient’s tooth. Since porcelain crowns appear so life-like, they are best used for anterior or front teeth for a more esthetic result.