A crown is a custom-made porcelain or gold “cap” that completely covers a chipped, cracked or damaged tooth. The custom shaped crown is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from a number of different materials. Ceramic crowns are metal free and are milled out of blocks of solid porcelain to match the shade and color of your tooth. We make same day Cerec Crowns in our office!
Most commonly, crowns are a restoration procedure for teeth needing more structural support and long-lasting protection than cavity fillings or inlays. Dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of procedures in cosmetic dentistry:
- Dental Implants: Dental crowns are used to cap the titanium implant that replaces a missing tooth.
- Dental Bridges: Dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the bridge serve as anchors for the bridge for support.
- Root Canal Therapy: Dental crowns protect brittle teeth after root canal therapy.
Advantages of Dental Crowns
Support for the Tooth
While dental veneers cover a portion of the tooth, dental crowns cover the entire tooth, restoring functionality, shape, size, and strength. This is especially important for posterior teeth where incredible amounts of pressure can be placed on the teeth while chewing.
Dental crowns are designed to last several years when accompanied by good oral hygiene. On average, they last at least ten years, but generally much longer depending on the type of crown and oral health of the patient.
Preserve The Tooth
Crowns seal the damaged teeth off from bacteria in the saliva that can cause teeth to deteriorate. They can also hold together cracked teeth, preserving their functionality.
Natural Looking Results
The dental lab, and/or our CAD-CAM Cerec System custom design dental crowns that closely match the curves and shape of your other teeth.
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