What are dental crowns?
A crown (“cap”) is a type of dental restoration that fully covered over that portion of a tooth or dental implant that lies at and above the gum line and once placed, it becomes a new outer surface.
Crowns are permanently cemented and finally results, just like a natural tooth.
Why are they placed?
There are many reasons why a dental crown might be made for a tooth. Our Dentists routinely use them to: Strengthen and repair damaged teeth and improve tooth appearance (including apparent alignment, color and shape).
Dental caps, tooth caps and porcelain jackets
What kinds of materials are crowns made out of?
Crowns can be made using: Porcelain (type of dental ceramic), Metal (precious, semi-precious or non-precious dental alloy) and a combination of dental ceramic and metal alloy (porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns).
Reasons why dental crowns are placed
A dentist might recommend capping a tooth for a many reasons but most tend to fall within one or more of the following categories:
- Restoring or making changes with a tooth’s shape.
- Reinforcing a structurally compromised tooth.
- Improving a tooth’s appearance.
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