What are crowns and how are those made?

A crown is a cap that is shaped like your natural tooth and restores its function by covering your entire tooth surface. It will be permanently cemented to your tooth or to a dental implant. Crowns feel and look like your natural teeth. Crowns are made in a dental lab using a milling machine and are made of different type of materials such as metal, ceramic, zirconia or a mixed of metal and ceramic or zirconia and ceramic.

When would I need a crown?

  • If you have lost more than 50% of your tooth structure,
  • for aesthetic reasons for instance to restore discolored front teeth,
  • when the filling on your tooth has been repeatedly failing
  • if you have a fractured or cracked tooth
  • to restore implants
  • or following root canal therapy.