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.
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.