Dental crowns are caps placed on top of broken and damaged teeth. They are used to protect, shield, and renew the shape of your teeth. Dental crowns can be made out of porcelain, metals, resin, or ceramics.
Ceramic crowns or caps have been around for most of the past century. These restorations have no metal and are totally made of ceramic glass sometimes strengthened with a translucent material such as zirconium. They have always been a highly desirable cosmetic solution for front teeth. Even without the availability of modern bonding.
Incorporating bonding with all-ceramic crowns can have the strength and beauty of unblemished natural teeth. Today teeth that have too much damage to be corrected with fillings or veneers can still be made white and natural with all dental crowns.
While there are plenty of reasons to replace a missing tooth. If a gap between your teeth is obvious when you smile or speak, it could be a cosmetic concern. Depending on their location, some missing teeth may affect your speech. A missing molar might not be noticeable when you talk or smile. However, its absence can affect chewing and digestion of food.
Porcelain crowns are extremely durable and highly resistant to stain or color change. They are an excellent choice for restoring severely fractured teeth, heavily worn teeth and for replacing old teeth crowns.