A dental crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth, restoring it to its normal size and shape while strengthening it and improving its appearance. Crowns are necessary when the tooth is broken down to the point where a filling won’t be effective.
Many different materials are used to make dental crowns, each with its own benefits. Dr. Mann or Dr. Durand can help you decide which material is best for you. Metal crowns provide little damage to opposing teeth but tend to be noticeable because of their shiny, metallic color. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns match the color of your own teeth but are prone to chipping or breaking. All-resin crowns are typically less expensive than other types, but are also prone to damage and wearing down. Also, dental crowns may be temporary or permanent.