When a tooth is structurally compromised due to a large amount of decay, a large fracture, a tooth that is cracked, or a tooth that has had a root canal, a crown (or cap) is the treatment of choice. In order to protect the remaining healthy tooth structure, a crown is placed and acts like a permanent cast to prevent the tooth from a catastrophic failure.
- Porcelain crowns are the most esthetic, natural looking restorations we can provide. Due to recent advances in dental materials, these crowns are some of the strongest, most conservative, most esthetic restorations we can provide.
- Gold crowns are still available today. This restoration has been used for decades and in certain instances can be the most ideal treatment available.
- When cared for properly, crowns can last a lifetime.