Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are similar to veneers, but work on teeth that are weaker, more brittle or worn. Unlike veneers, dental crowns are bonded all the way around the tooth to add a lot more strength and durability.

Natural-looking crowns can be an option when the entire surface of the tooth is a problem, but the root system is still intact. Large scale defects in the tooth's surface can be caused by the grinding of teeth, tooth decay, root canals, decay beneath a filling or a lost filling, chipping and cracking of the enamel.

Although gold or metal crowns are still used, durable porcelain crowns made from pure ceramic or a new reinforced composite resin have become more popular and are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.