What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown (also referred to as a cap) is a common type of tooth restoration cemented onto a tooth.
The main purpose of a crown is to cover, protect and restore a damaged tooth, but it also strengthens it, improving its overall appearance and alignment in the mouth. We may recommend a crown if:
Crowns can be made from different materials including porcelain, ceramic (EMAX®), precious metals and non-precious metals.
What is The Procedure for a Crown?
The procedure involves two key stages whereby the tooth is first prepared by the removal of decay and then cleaned and shaped, after which a mould is created and used as a template for the new crown, which is then fitted and fixed into place to appear just like your natural teeth.
What are Dental Inlays, Onlays and 3/4 Crowns?
Inlays, onlays, and 3/4 crowns are crowns that don’t cover as much of the underlying tooth as traditional crowns. Traditional crowns cover the entire tooth. These may be appropriate when solid tooth structure remains. It is considered a more conservative approach to a full coverage crown. Contact us about E-max onlays or inlays as alternative long-lasting restorations.