A crown is a type of dental restoration that fully covers the
portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the
two and are also refered to as "dental caps."
Crowns are used to:
- Improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth
- Strengthen a tooth that has broken, has a large amount of
decay, or had root canal therapy
- Restore a tooth to its original shape
New breakthroughs in adhesives and
stronger porcelain materials now make it possible to make crowns
entirely out of porcelain, which then can be bonded to the
teeth. All-porcelain crowns maintain a
translucency that makes them hard to tell from natural teeth.
Without metal, the problem of the dark line at the edge of the gums
is eliminated. When you want to improve your
smile, all-porcelain crowns are a beautiful and natural-looking
Ask us about a Free Smile Consultation!
The patient below presented with congenitally darkened central
incisors. Her smile was first enhanced using a regimen of
tray bleaching to lighten all her adjacent teeth, followed by the
placement of porcelain crowns to hide the darkened tooth structure
and complete her new smile.