A crown, formerly referred to as a cap, is a molded shell placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its shape, size, strength and /or appearance to its natural state.
Crowns are used:
- To attach a bridge
- When a filling is too large for the tooth to support
- To protect a cracked or broken tooth
- To cover and protect a tooth after a root canal
- For cosmetic enhancement
Porcelain Crowns: Today’s porcelain crowns are natural looking in shape and color, leave no black edge at the gum line and can last 20-30 years.
Metal Crowns: Crowns made of gold, silver or porcelain over metal, the standard for crowns for many years, are still occasionally used.
Ceramic Crowns: All-ceramic crowns look and feel remarkably like natural teeth yet they provide the same, if not more, strength and durability of a standard crown. Ceramic crowns are custom made for each patient with zirconia, the same substance used to make synthetic diamonds, and porcelain. The vast array of design options available with ceramic crowns make them the ideal restoration for front teeth.
Chew Chew Dental strives to make crowns that look and feel like the real thing – a “natural” and bright smile.