With the enhancement of technology and the availability of better materials, metal-based crowns are a thing of the past. With today’s newer ceramics once can achieve excellent aesthetic outcomes while not compromising on strength and longevity of the crowns.
We recommend placing a crown to restore a tooth when we feel a composite filling will fracture during normal function. Additionally, a crown is needed when there is extensive structural damage to your tooth. A crown covers the tooth all around and restores it in form and function - all while maintaining excellent aesthetic outcomes.
This is achieved usually in 2 visits, with the first visit involving the preparation of your tooth and placement of a temporary crown. A digital impression is taken and sent to the lab to fabricate a restoration, which is seated at the second visit.