A crown (or cap) is a restoration that covers the entire tooth surface, returning it to its original dimension and shape. A crown acts as protection and gives strength to the structure of the tooth which can’t be restored with fillings or other types of restorative treatments. A crown may be required or desireable if one or more of the following reasons apply:
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Tooth Decay
- Fractured or Cracked Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Root Canal
There are different types of crowns. The most popular type is a porcelain crown, due to the aesthetic appearance which is just like a natural tooth. Lasting and strong, crowns are designed to last many years, but, like most dental restorations, a crown may later need to be replaced. This is more likely if a crown has not been property cared for. Porcelain crowns are made to measure for each patient with exacting standards for size, shape and color to match your natural teeth. Our dental laboratory completes this task in order to restore full functionality and appearance for your teeth and smile, ensuring you benefit from the best possible results.