A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers up or caps a tooth. It is cemented into place and cannot be taken out.

What are Dental Crowns made of?

Dental crowns are made of three types of materials:

  1. Porcelain – most like a natural tooth in color
  2. Gold Alloy – strongest and most conservative in its preparation
  3. Porcelain fused to an inner core of gold alloy (Porcelain Fused to Metal or “PFM”) – combines strength and aesthetics

What are the benefits of having a Crown?

Crowns restore a tooth to its natural size, shape and – if using porcelain – color. They improve the strength, function and appearance of a broken down tooth that may otherwise be lost. They may also be designed to decrease the risk of root decay.

What are the risks of having a dental crown?
What are the alternatives to dental crowns?

These questions are answered in the attached Information Sheet “Crowns”. Simply click the link below to read.

Dental CROWN info sheet at Hartwell Dentist Camberwell