A crown restoration reproduces all of the same aspects of a natural tooth. Once a tooth has been reduced down and decay has been removed, it is impressioned so that it will be able to be reproduced in dental stone. A dental technician, an experienced craftsman, utilizes dental alloys, ceramics, acrylics or composites to reproduce an esthetic, hygienic and functional tooth.
Ceramic or porcelain crowns
If your dentist determines that a tooth needs a crown, a treatment plan is established. When the appearance of the crown is crucial, a metal-free crown may be prescribed. This allows for a more natural look. Within recent years the all-ceramic crown (otherwise known as porcelain) has evolved. The ceramic materials used today have been studied with excellent results for long-term success. There are various materials that can be used in making a metal-free crown, including:
Ask Dr. Lockhart which material is best for your crown.
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