Dental crowns are custom-made for each patient, and they are an effective way to protect a tooth which has become damaged due to tooth decay or trauma.
Crowns are normally made from porcelain, although they can also be made from metal alloys or composite. The crown is applied around the natural crown of your existing tooth, which is all parts of the tooth visible above the gum. The crown reduces risk of fracture by improving structural support and restores your ability to chew and speak normally.
You should consider getting a crown if you have:
- Decayed or damaged teeth
- Teeth at risk of fracture
- Defective Fillings
Alternately, patients who are missing 1 or more teeth can have a porcelain bridge made to fill the gap:
- Maintain natural bite
- Improve chewing ability
- Improve appearance and smile
- Reduce the risk of teeth shifting due to the gap
- Prevent healthy teeth from becoming damaged due to excessive wear