A dental crown or “cap” is used to rebuild and cover a tooth that has been structurally compromised by decay, broken-down fillings, or trauma. Crowns can be designed with porcelain facings over metal or all-porcelain, depending on biting forces and location of the tooth in the mouth.
Porcelain Crowns Often patients that have significant staining, aged crown and bridgework, or teeth with large, discolored fillings are self-conscious about their appearance. All-Porcelain crowns are a beautiful, natural-looking way to achieve a fresh new look.
Porcelain Crowns and Veneers are often combined to complete a “smile makeover”. Your smile design begins with a thorough examination of the teeth and gums to determine your smile shape, size, symmetry and overall oral health.
We work closely with you to create just the right look – we may use a wax replica of your smile so we can view your design together and make decisions. Our doctors then convey detailed instructions to dental laboratory technicians to fabricate your custom restorations and arrive at the best appearance, fit, bite and speech function.