Crowns are dental restorations that are more commonly known as “caps”. These restoration are quite extensive in that they cover all tooth surfaces.
Crowns may be the ideal treatment option when previous fillings have broken, fractured or chipped surfaces are noted, or tooth sensitivity is involved. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.
About Dental Crowns
Crowns can be made from various materials, which include porcelain, Zirconia based porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and full cast metal. Based on numerous factors including esthetics, position within the mouth, habits such as grinding, and your personal preference, a full assessment will be needed to determine which material is appropriate for you.
How Dental Crowns Are Made
Some of the indications for requiring a crown are:
So if you are interested in a long-term, cost-effective, esthetic and durable restoration, a crown may be the best treatment option for you!