A crown (often called a cap) covers the tooth and restores it to its original shape and size. The tooth is skilfully measured and trimmed and a highly accurate impression is made of the prepared surface. This impression is used to create a model of the tooth which is then sent to a special laboratory that will create a porcelain (tooth coloured) crown. The crown is then cemented onto the prepared surface of the tooth.
Crowns are very strong and they are used to protect the remaining tooth structure. In the hands of a skilled dentist, a crown will fit extremely well onto the prepared surface of the tooth, reducing the size of the seam between the crown and the tooth.
Reinforced all-porcelain crowns have now been available for over ten years. They are not to be confused with porcelain bonded to metal crowns which are more common, but which invariably have nickel and palladium as two of the metals within the alloy used. Here at the holistic dental centre we have researched a more bio-compatible alloy to be used in our porcelain bonded to metal crowns which does not contain the afore mentioned.