What is a Dental Crown?

A Dental Crown is considered to be a Full Veneer; a dental restoration that completely covers a tooth or dental implant and it is typically fixed to the tooth using traditional dental cement. Crowns are recommended to cover teeth that are damaged, broken or worn down. In some cases where your existing teeth are abnormally shaped or you are unhappy with their general appearance, Crowns can be recommended for a smile makeover. Crowns can be sculptured to match your existing teeth, close gaps (bridge work) or create a new smile makeover. They have a longer life span when compared to other dental treatments such as Laminate Veneers & Lumineers. This makes them not only an alternative but a better investment. Dental Crowns can be aesthetically fabricated to reflect “light” like natural teeth, and mimic the shape, size and colour of the surrounding teeth. Crowns protect your natural tooth underneath, preserving and protecting your natural tooth and gums for a longer period of time.

Today's dentistry emphasizes restorative procedures that require less tissue loss with a more conservative approach.

There are several key factors to consider in the design of dental crowns. First, appropriate raw materials with which to make the crown must be identified. These materials must be suitable for use in the oral cavity, which means they must be acceptable for long term contact with oral tissues and fluids.

Ceramics are well suited for use in crowns because they have good tissue compatibility, strength, durability and inertness. They can also be made to mimic the appearance of real teeth fairly closely.


Dental technology is constantly advancing and these improvements are already finding application in dental crown manufacturing. State of the art crowns can be made with an industrially produced core made of densesintered ceramic, and an outer layer of porcelain is added by hand. This futuristic crown material is made by an advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) process.

For Stronger Teeth.


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