Today much emphasis is placed on having a healthy smile. If you have one or more teeth that are cracked, chipped, or weakened due to large fillings, how can you best restore your teeth to proper function, health and beauty?
Crowns—also known as caps—are a popular option.
A crown covers a damaged tooth, restoring not just its appearance but also improving strength and functionality. They can be made to be an exact match to other natural teeth. Patients will experience an improvement in esthetics and function as a direct result of having crowns placed. The crown reduces the risk of future fracture of the tooth to a low risk.
We Offer Crowns in a Wide Variety of Materials
- All Ceramic Crowns – Are completely free of metal, highly esthetic and biocompatible. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are the most highly esthetic and used for both back and front teeth. Recent advancements in dental ceramics have made these crowns comparable in strength to all other types of crowns.
- Porcelain fused to metal – is another option for those wanting a dental cap that closely matches their natural tooth color. The porcelain can be fused to the underlying metal. This is the traditional type of crown that has been used for over 50 years and is still used in some cases today.
- Metal – Are made from high quality materials such as: high noble gold, platinum and palladium. These full metal crowns are extremely strong and durable. This type of crown is used when esthetics are not a concern and strength is a top priority.
At Kennedy Dental, we will help you choose the type of crown that is right for you. A detailed conversation considering your individual needs also including esthetics, function, longevity and biocompatibility.