Dental crowns are used to restore heavily broken down or heavily restored teeth, to improve the structural integrity of the teeth, providing a far better prognosis.
The modern, all-ceramic crowns combine excellent strength, while achieving fantastic aesthetics.
The traditional crowns, which consisted of a metal substructure with overlying porcelain, had the associated ‘grey line’ around the gum.
The modern crowns have no metal substructure, so there is no ‘grey line’ around the gum and they boast far superior aesthetics, due to their translucent properties as there is no metal substruture, which allows light to pass through them, as it does with the natural teeth, maximising aesthetics and the natural appearance.
A crown may be required when a tooth is very broken down, very discolored or heavily filled – a crown is needed to both restore and protect the remaining tooth.
All ceramic crowns can be used to:
- Straighten teeth
- Close gaps
- Mask discolored teeth
- Repair broken teeth
- Restore worn teeth
- Strengthen teeth
They can be used on their own or as part of a bigger smile makeover.