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Crowns, or “caps” , are coverings that fit over your teeth and size, while both strengthening and improving its appearance. A crown could be made of natural looking porcelain/ceramic, metals, acylic or composite resins or a combination of any of these.
Indications for placing crowns:
To restore fractured teeth / To protect weak teeth from fracturing / To protect fractured teeth where little tooth structure is left
To support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.
To conceal badly shaped or discolored teeth.
To strengthen teeth following a root canal
To disguise extensive damage caused by decay.
To attach a bridge.
When the position, shape, size or colour of the teeth have to be dramatically altered.
To caver a dental implant / To be placed over an implant
To improve the bite
To strengthen worn down or mobile teeth
As part of a bridge to support a tooth replacement