A dental crown is a permanent, prosthetic device that is custom made for each patient’s individual case. This crown serves the purpose of restoring normal function and the aesthetics of teeth that have been structurally compromised in some way. You may have heard dental crowns addressed as caps previously. Commonly found reasons for requiring a crown, or cap, are:
- Severe tooth decay on one or more teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Post root canal
- To replace a tooth (atop a dental implant)
Dental crowns can be comprised of a variety of different materials. With so many new advances in ceramics and various ceramic materials, we are now able to provide you with a completely natural-looking restoration that will do anything but stand out like a sore thumb.
These ceramic restorations provide more than adequate strength and longevity, to maintain your new and improved smile for life. At Clear Dental, we offer many different options for crown materials to suit the patients’ preferences and needs. These materials currently include:
- Porcelain fused to metal (also known as the acronym PFM)
- Porcelain fused to Zirconia
To obtain the best result possible and to properly envision and implement the ideal form and proportion of the crown, we completely design your smile digitally so we have a clear view of your treatment plan and anticipated final outcome.
In addition to this branch of technology, we incorporate CAD/CAM technology to mimic the natural tooth anatomy, and produce a completely natural-looking restoration to fix our patient’s smile. With top of the line technology and a clearly displayed treatment plan, you’ll know you’re in good hands!