A dental crown is a restoration that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape, size and function. It protects and strengthens the tooth structure.
Do crowns look and feel natural?
Although there are several types of crowns, tooth coloured porcelain crowns are the most popular, because they closely resemble natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and colour or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Why might you need a crown?
A dental crown can be used to repair a number of dental problems, both functional and aestheic:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal