What Is A Crown?
Dental Crowns (also sometimes referred to as "dental caps" or "tooth caps") cover over and encase a tooth on to which they are cemented. Dentist use crowns when rebuilding broken or decayed teeth, as a way to strengthen teeth and as a method to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth. Crowns are made in a dental laboratory by a Dental Technician who uses impressions of your teeth made by your dentist to fabricate a crown.
The type of crown your dentist recommends will depend on the tooth involved and your preference. They can include porcelain crowns, porcelain-bonded-to-metal crowns, which combine the appearance of tooth coloured material with the strength of metal, gold alloy crowns and acrylic crowns.