Crowns are used to restore a tooth that has a very large filling to prevent it from fracturing or to fix a tooth that has already fractured or cracked. The materials that are used in a crown can be metal(commonly gold), porcelain, or zirconium. Most people prefer the cosmetics of porcelain since it is more natural looking and resembles a real tooth.If a tooth has had a root canal, it is more brittle than a live tooth and prone to fracture, so it is highly recommended for the tooth to get a crown as well to prevent a fracture.
In order to get the tooth for a crown, Dr. Omid recountors the tooth to make room for the porcelain, the takes an impression which goes to a lab for fabrication of the final crown. The patient is fitted with a nice temporary crown to restore the full function of the tooth, while the final restoration is being made. The final appointment to cement the final crown and fitting is usually a short appointment.
Full porcelain or zirconium crowns are very natural looking and will never have the grey line around the tooth which displeases many patients.
Call Dr. Omid today for a consultation. We will be happy to discuss porcelain crowns with you.