A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
- You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
Ceramic crowns are state of the art crowns, which do not contain any metal,and are as strong or even stronger then bonded crowns,and look incredibly beautiful and natural just like real teeth! This is because they allow light to pass through and reflect off them just like natural teeth, because they do not contain any metal like a bonded crown. Also there is no black line where the tooth meets gum – a problem sometimes encountered with bonded crowns especially when the gum recedes.