A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that is placed over a cracked, broken, root filled, or heavily filled tooth. This is to protect the tooth against fracture. Dental crowns are similar in shape and shade to dental veneers except that crowns cover all the surfaces of a tooth, whereas veneers only cover the visible surface.
All ceramic crowns have no grey metal inside. Therefore, they are often used for the visible front teeth. If over time, the gum recedes, there will be no grey metal margin on show. At Pearl Dental Clinic we offer single visit CEREC ceramic crowns. Strength wise, most ceramic crowns are as strong as other conventional crowns.
These crowns have a metal core on the inside and porcelain bonded to the outside. However, the thin porcelain layer can fracture more easily than other crowns. Metal Ceramic crowns are usually used on back teeth.
These crowns look yellow/brown in colour and are usually used for back teeth. These crowns have no porcelain, so the risk of fracture is less. In terms of tooth reduction, these crowns need minimal drilling, however, they are not as aethetically pleasing.
These crowns are the strongest crowns available. They are usually used for back teeth. Gold crowns need minimal tooth reduction.
The longevity of a dental crown depends on how well they are maintained. With regular maintenance, crowns can last 7-15 years.
At Pearl dental clinic, you can spread the cost of your dental treatment interest free with our 0% dental finance plans. Dental Finance can usually be arranged hassle free within 24 hours.