Dr. Anthony Gragg
A dental crown is like a cap that covers a tooth. It protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Sometimes, a crown is used to improve the look of a tooth because a skilled dentist can give it the proper shape, color, even the angle to fix slanted teeth.
Main reasons for using a crown:
Our team will help you decide the best dental crown material for your situation. Usually it will be one of these options:
Made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Porcelain crowns are also strong and last many years, however like most dental restorations they may eventually need to be replaced.
A type of glass ceramic, that is metal free and durable, meaning it can last a very long time. E-max crowns are a preferred choice by many patients because they look so natural, most people won’t know they aren’t real teeth. One reason for this is that E-max crown do not have a metal base, so you don’t have grey lines around the gums. Here’s an example…
Example of crown replacement with E-max crown