Porcelain Crowns and Veneers Case


Crowning Glory

You may have heard of dental crown which are more commonly known as caps. And what a fantastic description it is, like the caps we wear on our heads dental caps offer many benefits to the wearer.

  • Protects against extremes of heat or cold

  • Protects against dirt and other organisms

  • They can transform your appearance

  • They help hide what we don’t want others to see​

A dental crown completely covers a tooth that has been broken down due to decay or trauma past a point where it can be repaired with a filling. The crown extends down to where the tooth meets the gum forming a tight seal to prevent bacteria in the mouth from causing further damage.

A crown protects damaged, cracked or broken teeth, adding strength and restoring chewing function. Most crowns are made from tooth-colored materials giving the tooth a natural appearance that will blend in with the rest of your teeth. Your new crown will look, feel and function just like any other tooth making it a reliable and predictable solution to restore weakened teeth.

Why might I need a dental crown?

  • When your tooth has significant decay or large fillings

  • When a large piece of the tooth has broken off and cannot be built up using normal filling techniques

  • When you have a large cavity and want the additional protection a crown can offer

  • After root canal treatment to strengthen the tooth.

  • To add brightness to your smile or hide discolored teeth

  • If you grind your teeth, have a poor diet or excessive acid erosion

  • To help hold a denture or bridge in place

  • To reshape uneven or unsightly teeth

What materials can crowns be made from?

  • All metal

Metal crowns are normally used to cover teeth at the back of the mouth where they are less visible. Gold is one of the oldest metal materials used today in dentistry, and it is mixed with other metal alloys to increase its strength. Metal crowns can be either silver or gold in color.

  • Metal and porcelain

Porcelain fused to a metal core are the most common type of dental crowns used due to their strength and natural appearance.

  • Porcelain or ceramic

  • Porcelain or ceramic crowns are a more modern type f dental crown and offer a metal-free alternative to metal or metal and porcelain fused crowns. These crowns are high aesthetic and can be used anywhere in the mouth.