WHAT IS Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns or tooth crowns are dental caps placed over existing teeth to restore damaged, decayed as well as root canal treated teeth in providing a stronger outer surface.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns in general help to provide added strength to weakened or worn existing teeth.

Your prosthodontist will advise what types of crowns is best suited for your case given many factors including the aesthetic appearance of the crown and adaptabilitiy of the crown.

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns may be made from a combination of porcelain with dental and gold alloys or may be all ceramic including:

1) Porcelain fused to Metal Crowns
Porcelain fused to metal alloy crowns or PFM crowns consists of an outer porcelain surface with a internal metal alloy base. The PFM crowns differs with percentage of gold within the metal base alloy . The higher the gold content, the more adaptable the crowns.

2) All ceramic Crowns
There are various types of ceramic crowns. Zirconia ceramics are one of the strongest ceramics for dental crowns that may also be used to form dental bridges.
- IPS Empress Crowns
- Cercon Crowns
- Procera