Crowns, also known as caps, are used to restore damaged teeth to a functioning level by protecting them from further damage. Crowns may protect a cracked or excessively decayed tooth. They serve to restore a tooth’s strength, size, shape, and overall appearance. In the past, most crowns were made of metal materials, making them very obvious in a person’s mouth. Now, we can fit your tooth with a natural-looking, undetectable all ceramic crown.
Advantages of All Ceramic Crowns
When the size of a filling exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a cap, also called a “crown.” In addition to restoring original strength and blending beautifully with adjacent teeth, all ceramic crowns look very natural and don’t have a dark metal line. They reflect light with a natural healthy glow, creating a great look in life and in photos.
Dental crowns are needed when teeth begin to chip or wear down, usually caused by factors such as teeth grinding, an improper bite, or decay. Crowns add strength and stability to such teeth, by completely covering over the entire surface of the afflicted tooth.
Of the three types of crowns (the other options are gold and porcelain fused to metal), all ceramic crowns create an appearance virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They have the ability to capture and reflect light just like natural teeth.
All ceramic crowns usually require two appointments in order to create the most durable and accurate fitting for the affected tooth. But, once a thin layer of tooth has been removed for the bonding and the crown has been perfectly fitted to the tooth, you’ll have a perfectly natural-looking tooth! We can fit your tooth with such an accurate match that most people will never know that they are not looking at your original tooth.
Uses of All Ceramic Crowns
Cover and support a tooth with a large filling
Attach a bridge
Protect a weak tooth from further breakage
Restore a broken tooth
Cover a severely discolored or badly-shaped tooth
Cover a dental implant
Cover a weakened root canal treated tooth