A crown essentially replaces the lost portion and reinforces a damaged tooth which cannot be restored by a simple filling or bonding procedure. Dental crowns are like caps that fit snugly over a damaged tooth. They are meant to restore the tooth’s aesthetics and reestablish their function, for a healthy and good-looking smile.
Although crowns can be made of other materials such as metal, they may also be made entirely of porcelain. As porcelain is strong, has an excellent match to tooth color, structure and gives a very natural appearance. Most patients prefer porcelain crowns.
Porcelain crowns can be made for both, anterior and posterior teeth. For teeth that are:
- Cracked / severely damaged
- Root canal treated
- Heavily stained
- Pitted and rough
- Lost/missing and need replacement by support of an implant
- Cannot be treated by veneers and whitening alone, porcelain crowns are the best aesthetic alternatives for restoration.
The procedure requires just two to three visits where the tooth is shaped and impression is made. The crown is then fabricated and cemented permanently into place on the subsequent appointment.