When teeth become discoloured and broken down from decay or trauma, crowns can restore the esthetics and functionality of your smile.
Porcelain crowns are called indirect restorations, because the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth, instead of being built in layers directly into the teeth like a filling. The dentist takes impressions of the teeth, then the restoration is shaped to match the part of the tooth it will replace. With the modern ceramics, we are able to create durable, esthetic crowns that match natural tooth structure.
Porcelain crowns are more effective than fillings in reinforcing teeth to withstand biting forces. If a tooth’s original structure is too compromised to support a filling, these indirect restorations can provide fantastic, long-lasting, beautiful results.