A crown is a covering that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.
Crowns are used for several reasons such as:
We can advise you if a crown is the best long term solution.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. They can be made from ceramic, plastic or metal alloys. A combination of ceramic and metal is also commonly used.
Common dental crown materials include:
All ceramic crowns will produce the most natural finish and so the aesthetic crown of choice.
They are a fixed appliance, meaning only your dentist can remove them. Bridges can help restore your appearance and improve chewing function. They can also improve your speech and prevent your other teeth to drift out of their position.
Bridges attach on to your existing teeth adjacent to the space as support. They are usually made from a precious metal base which porcelain can be bonded to for aesthetics.