A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.A fractured or cracked tooth, untreated decay, or an old, large filling may leave teeth susceptible to further damage and cavities that can cause painful toothaches. To protect the remaining tooth structure as well as the pulp of the tooth, the best solution can be to fully cover such teeth with porcelain crowns.
In the past, crowns were often noticeable because the restoration often did not precisely match the tooth’s original colour. Dark lines that formed near the gums also made crowns more obvious. Today, porcelain crowns offer a magnificent natural appearance. The newest treatment involves using computer cut jackets in Zirconia, metal-free crowns which recreate the translucency of a natural tooth. All-porcelain ceramic crowns are one of the most aesthetically pleasing options for repairing damaged teeth. Placing porcelain crowns will mostly take two visits to the practice. During the first visit the decayed tooth material will be removed and the tooth is re-shaped to accept the crown. At Your Messages a temporary crown, made of composite resin, is placed while the permanent crown is being prepared. When your crowns are ready to be placed, you will again visit the practice. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.