Crowns (or “caps”) are frequently used in dentistry for both health and cosmetic purposes. They are a replacement cover that is placed when a tooth has rotted extensively, or the root of the tooth has been contaminated and requires a root canal. Crowns can also be used to cover teeth that do not look appealing or need cosmetic enhancements. We will sometimes make use of combinations of crowns and porcelain veneers to create complete smile makeovers.
If you think dental crowns are right for you, please contact us to schedule an appointment or consultation. We will then carry out an examination of the tooth structure, including its area, visibility, and interaction with your gums and surrounding teeth. Based on these findings, our dental team will clearly discuss your treatment options, and work with you to figure out a solution.
Full ceramic crowns. These crowns are known for their life like appearance, they blend in with the surrounding teeth and it is not possible to identify that the tooth is covered with a crown. Their life span is not known yet because they are a relatively new product.
Also offer superior aesthetics because there is no metal base. The crowns are very hard and cannot fracture. Therefore they have good strength for replacing teeth with fixed bridgework where aesthetics are important.
Porcelain Fused to Metal
A metal base is laminated with porcelain. These crowns have a long history and there would be more PFM crowns placed than any other type of crown. These crowns offer good proven durability and good aesthetics.
Full Gold Crown
These crowns are known for superior durability. They have a long history of use and offer several advantages including:
- Less cutting away of the tooth
- Superior fit where the crown meets the tooth
- Soft metal which is gentler on opposing teeth
- The life span is known to be the longest of the various types of crowns. These crowns are not aesthetic and can be used only on molars.