A crown is basically a cap for a damaged tooth. It can be made from a variety of materials, including zirconia and/or porcelain.
Crowns can be specifically designed to match your other teeth and offer aesthetically pleasing results, or you can have a simpler one over a molar that rarely shows.
Different kinds of materials can be used in crowns, including:
When selecting the material for your crown, our dentists will consider factors such as:
Illustration of a crown
One of the biggest advantages of zirconia is its strength and durability. Consider how much force your back teeth exert on the food that you chew.
Not only the crown is durable, it is also aesthetic and can be made to match perfectly with the surrounging teeth. They're made by CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/manifacturing) so the design of the crowns is quite precise.
Crowns are ready to be placed after only one visit, where the dentist files down the teeth and takes the impressions to send it to the lab.
Once the crown is in, it’s important to take good care of it. Careful attention to your crown can prolong its life.