Dental Crowns are dental restorations that are more commonly known as “caps”. These restorations are quite extensive in that they cover all tooth surfaces.
Dental Crowns may be the ideal treatment option when previous fillings have broken, fractured or chipped surfaces are noted, or tooth sensitivity is involved. Dental Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.
Dental 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 aesthetics, 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
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!