Another name for this is a ‘restoration’: it is a synthetic type of tooth which is produced from a range of materials and has a similar shape and color to a natural tooth.
Crowns are often made from porcelain, ceramic or even gold. Sometimes they are a combination of several materials. These are the end result of a fusion between several metals and a porcelain casing.
There are two types of crowns:
All ceramic crowns
Metal ceramic crowns
Porcelain and ceramic crowns are considered superior to the others which are due to the quality of the materials used. Plus they have a natural looking appearance and fit in well with your existing teeth.
Advantages of Cosmetic Crowns
Repair a damaged or broken tooth as a result of an accident or injury.
Hides the results of bruxism (teeth grinding)
Strengthens the tooth after root canal surgery
Extra protection for the tooth after a large filling
Prevents the further spread of decay in a weakened tooth
Repair a tooth or teeth which are too severely damaged for direct composite bonding