Dental Crowns, commonly referred to as “dental caps,” may be an ideal treatment option available when previous fillings are larger than the natural tooth structure or when deep fractures have occurred below the gum line, thus requiring the crown be replaced. In addition, teeth that have undergone root canal treatment or that have recurring tooth decay may also need a Dental Crown. Dental Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that may be malformed, malpositioned or discolored.
Dental Crowns can be made from different materials, including ceramic porcelain, Zirconia-based porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, full cast metal, and traditional gold. Numerous factors including aesthetics, position within your mouth, dental habits such as teeth grinding, and your personal preference, help determine which material best suits your needs.
Some of the indicators for requiring a Dental Crown are:
- If you have a previously filled tooth and there now exists more filling than tooth. This results in a compromised tooth structure.
- If you have extensive damage, decay or tooth breakage.
- If you have discolorations and compromised tooth aesthetics.
- If you have fractures in your tooth.
- If you had a Root Canal on the crown previously.
- If you require a dental bridge, crowns are used to strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure while improving the appearance of your teeth.
How Do We Make Your All Ceramic Dental Crown?
The impressions used to create your dental crown or bridge can be obtained using our digital Intraoral Scanner. This digital scanner eliminates the need for using old-fashioned goopy impression material. The scanner creates a digital image of the prepared teeth, which is then sent to our dental laboratory, where your custom crown or bridge is created by a skilled professional lab technician using precision 3D computer technology.
If you are interested in a long-term, cost-effective, esthetic and durable restoration, a crown may be the best treatment option for you!