A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. A crown is made to look like your tooth. Many people call it a CAP.
Crowns may be placed for several reasons. Usually the tooth has been broken or damaged a great deal by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough.
A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth. It also can be used to hold a bridge in place. Crowns can be used to improve appearance as well. They may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
At our clinic we give wide choice to patient to select the kind of crown. The most popular being porcelain fused to metal shell (PFM) for front as well as back teeth.
Pure ceramic is esthetically more pleasing, so it’s the first choice for people who like to go for complete natural looks. PFM and all-ceramic crowns are the tooth colored, but pure ceramic is more cosmetically appealing and pleasent. Pure ceramic crowns can be of 3M ESPE’s LavaT Zirconia, e.max and Nobel Procera.