Crown And Bridges
A dental crown or dental cap is a custom made restoration that covers a tooth with sustained significant loss of structure. They are analogical to being a thimble capped over your finger. Dental crowns are used to restore teeth to a certain shape and size. They provide strength and improves the appearance of the tooth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- - Holds together cracked or weaken teeth and seal the tooth from decay
- - Covers discolored and irregularities in teeth in improving cosmetic appearance
- - Helps preserve the natural function and position of the teeth
- - Restores tooth with large decay, cavities or filings
- - Supports the replacement teeth in a bridge
- - Restores and maintains natural bite
- - Covers a dental implant
Types of Dental Crowns
There are three basic types of materials for dental crowns:
- - Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) dental crowns
- - All porcelain dental crowns
- - All metal dental crowns (Gold)
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) dental crowns and all porcelain crowns are tooth colored crowns. PFM dental crowns offer the best combination of aesthetics and durability. PFM dental crowns are usually used to restore back teeth where the forces of chewing and grinding are strongest. All porcelain crowns are the most aesthetic and are used primarily used for front teeth where the need for strength is not as critical. Gold dental crowns are the most durable and offer the most precise fit. Gold dental crowns does not chip.