Generally, a crown covers most of or all of the tooth similar to a thimble. This reduces the stress on teeth. Crowns may be placed to protect teeth, reshape teeth, or change the appearance of a tooth entirely.
Crowns may be made of porcelain, porcelain fused to a gold alloy, or full gold. The design of the crown is dependant on the location and the stress that will be applied to the crown. There is no magic material. The design of the crown should be determined based on the patient’s individual circumstance.
Crowns are often used to rebuild teeth back to their normal shape and/or a brighter color. The quality of the newer porcelain materials and the skills of our Certified Dental Technicians allow the placement of crowns that are virtually undetectable.