A Crown is considered a Full Cover; A dental restoration that completely covers a tooth or dental implant and is fixed to the tooth using conventional dental cement. Crowns are recommended to cover damaged, broken or worn teeth. In some cases where your existing teeth are abnormally shaped or you are unhappy with their general appearance, crowns may be recommended for smile make-up. Crowns can be shaped to fit your existing teeth, to close gaps (bridge work), or to create a new smile make-up. They last longer when compared to other dental treatments such as Lamina Veneers and Lumineers. This makes them not just an alternative, but a better investment. Dental Crowns can be aesthetically produced to reflect “light” like natural teeth and mimic the shape, size and color of surrounding teeth. Crowns protect your natural tooth underneath, protecting and preserving your natural tooth and gums for longer.
Today’s dentistry emphasizes restorative procedures that require less tissue loss with a more conservative approach.
There are several important factors to consider in the design of dental crowns. First, the appropriate raw materials to make the crown must be identified. These materials must be suitable for use within the oral cavity, which means they must be acceptable for prolonged contact with oral tissues and fluids.
Ceramics are well suited for use in crowns because they have good tissue compatibility, strength, durability and ineffectiveness. They can also be made to fairly closely mimic the appearance of real teeth.