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:
- Porcelain – most like a natural tooth in color
- Gold Alloy – strongest and most conservative in its preparation
- 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.