What are Crowns?
Crowns are a full-coverage restoration used to replace missing tooth structure and recreate the aesthetics of a healthy natural tooth. A crown is usually made of porcelain or ceramic material however, your dentist may recommend a gold crown for posterior teeth where enhanced strength and durability may be required due to the additional load placed on these teeth.
There are a few reasons that you may need a crown:
- To rebuild or strengthen a weak or heavily restored tooth
- To change the appearance of your tooth
- Following a root treatment to protect the tooth
- After trauma or fracture of a tooth.
Your dentist will discuss all dental treatment options available to you, as each case is unique as everyone’s teeth are different.