Crowns

A Crown describes a dental procedure where the whole of the tooth except the root is restored. Crowns are the strongest possible solution for damaged teeth and if performed well, will last for much longer than a normal filling. Crowns are made to look and feel like natural teeth. They are usually recommended when there is a considerable structural damage to a tooth and when other filling techniques are not adequate. The reasons for this damage may be due to decay, trauma, cracks or just normal wear and tear. A crown greatly strengthens the tooth and provides an improved aesthetic result.

Full Metal Crowns

These are usually used on teeth that cannot be seen and where utmost strength is required. They can be made from different materials but the norm is to mostly use either cast gold alloy or milled titanium.

Before
After Gold Crowns

Porcelain Bonded to Metal Crowns

These crowns are the most common in the dental industry and can be excellent for back teeth but are not used as often on front teeth these days.

Before
After Porcelain Bonded to Metal Crowns

Non-Metal Crowns

These crowns have a vastly superior appearance to conventional crowns. These are more preferable for all the front teeth that are visible when you smile. Also, the non-metal crowns are more biocompatible than metal crowns.

Before
After Porcelain Crowns