All Ceramic Crowns
If your tooth has become broken, badly decayed or damaged in such a way that a filling is not strong enough to support the tooth, then a crown may be the recommended & most suitable treatment option.
A crown (also known as a ‘cap’) is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore function and appearance of the tooth.
All-ceramic crowns are proven to be as strong and durable as metal porcelain crowns and so they are able to offer patients the best of both worlds – a long lasting and natural looking solution. They can be made to match the colour, texture and translucency of your natural teeth so no one will know they are there.
All Ceramic Crowns are made entirely of ceramic and have improved strength due to the way they are constructed in the laboratory. They can be pressed to full contour with no layering providing maximum strength with no weak spots or risk of porcelain fracture.
The fitting surface of the crown is etched and bonded to the prepared tooth, which has the effect of making the tooth and crown combine into one structure, leaving a very strong unit.
An all-ceramic crown is therefore a natural looking, long lasting restoration that can blend into the rest of your smile.
Crowns can be the ideal treatment option for the following dental situations:
To restore badly broken teeth
To restore teeth that have been heavily filled and become weak
To reshape, an uneven or unsightly tooth to match your surrounding teeth
To protect a root treated tooth
To hold a bridge or denture in place
To replace an old crown that no longer fits very well or that has become discoloured