What are Dental Crowns?

Crowns also known as “caps” are gold or porcelain tooth-shaped covering on existing tooth. After an impression of tooth is taken, a crown, or units on a bridge can be made by the laboratory, matching the shade, shape and size to your natural teeth.

When a tooth is:

  • fractured
  • has a large restoration
  • has a leaky old filling
  • cracked or broken
  • had the nerve removed with root canal therapy
  • severely damaged by decay

the placement of a crown (or cap) may be recommended. A build up or post-core build ups may be required for stability, strength and fitting purposes to replace lost tooth structure before capping the tooth.

When is a Crown Recommended?

Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Crowns go on individual teeth or implants. Bridges include crown units called Retainers that are connected to surrounding crowns to replace a missing tooth.

Types of Dental Crowns

  • Emax crown
  • Zirconia
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown
  • Full porcelain
  • Full gold
  • all-metal crown and stainless steel crowns for Pediatric patients

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These are laminates made of composites or porcelain that are bonded to the surface of the tooth to correct and repair chips, cracks, worn appearance or severe teeth discoloration.

In some cases they are administered to correct gaps in the teeth, or dark surfaces not corrected by teeth whitening. Minimum reduction of the tooth is required for Veneers. They can transform your current smile to one that is the shade you desire, and beautiful