A crown is a thin covering over your tooth that replaces the outer layer of tooth enamel. There are a lot of reasons why a crown might be the right treatment for you. Sometimes when a cavity gets too big, the tooth isn’t strong enough to stay together when you’re chewing, and a crown can help keep it strong for years. If a tooth has cracked or broken, a crown can replace the missing or weak part of the tooth to prevent further damage. It is also a great way to change the color or shape of a tooth if it just isn’t looking or working the way we want it to.
Advances in material science has allowed our office to use predominantly metal free restorations. In the past, gold was the only material that could stand up to the pressures of chewing. Now, the material of choice for functional and esthetic crowns and veneers is porcelain. It creates beautiful restorations that are strong enough to last and metal free.