Dental Crowns is a type of dental restoration that fully cover the tooth and above the gum line.
It is a rigid cap which restores a tooth to it's ideal anatomic contours and function, whilst at the same time, protecting the underlying tooth.
Benefit of dental crowns
To restore a tooth to its original shape.
To strengthen a tooth.
To improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
Support and protection to compromised teeth.
Restoration of normal, or improved, function.
Types of Dental Crowns
Amount of tooth reduction
Full gold crowns/bridges
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
Bonded porcelain shell crown / veneer - cosmetic
All Ceramic (Procera)
Step to make dental crowns
1. First appointment
numb your teeth
shape your teeth
impression of your teeth
color selection for your crowns
temporary crowns while waiting for laboratory fabrication of permanent crowns
2. Second appointment
permanent crown cemenation
3. Third appointment
recheck visit for adjusting occlusion or cement that maybe left