A dental crown or “cap” covers the entire tooth from the gum line to the top of the tooth. Crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes (to cover stained or out-of-shape teeth, or cover implants) or be placed on weak and cracked teeth to prevent the tooth from breaking. Another reason a crown may be used to hold up teeth with large fillings or restore a root canal treated tooth.
Crowns are made from different materials to meet your preferences. Crown materials range from mixed metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), Zirconia and all-ceramic.
At T Dental, we give our patients crowns made out of Zirconia. Digitally designed, Zirconia crowns are built to last. They camouflage among teeth, are more durable than traditional crowns, and are shatterproof.
Normally, a dental crown takes two appointments. During the first appointment, your doctor will prepare the tooth, make a temporary crown that closely matches to the shade, and send the impression of the tooth to the laboratory to make a custom crown. At the next appointment your crown will be fitted and cemented.