Crowns are restorations on teeth that typically cover the whole visible part of the tooth or teeth. Indications for crown therapy typically include extensive decay rendering a tooth structurally compromised, or the need for making functional or even cosmetic changes. Crowns are bonded or cemented in place.
With today’s advances, we have choices for different types of crowns, including all gold crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, and all ceramic crowns. All gold crowns can be used in areas of the mouth where crown strength is critical and esthetics is not an issue. Porcelain fused to metal crowns and all ceramic crowns are ideal for more esthetic challenges. All ceramic crowns are perfectly designed for critically esthetic situations.