This term has two meanings: the visible part of a natural tooth or the artificial replacement of that same portion of the tooth.
It responds to the strengtening and aesthetic needs of the teeth.
When do we place a crown?
- When a tooth has undergone significant deterioration.
- After a root canal.
- To cover a dental implant.
- Sometimes for aesthetics.
What is a crown made of?
Traditionally, crowns were made from porcelain and/or gold. This treatment is still excellent, but new technologies allow better aesthetics and a higher resistance. A lot of dentists, like myself, now use zirconia, which is one of the best high quality materials for dental crown making. Also, traditional prints with messy paste aren’t needed anymore for the process. Another technology facilitates the fabrication of a crown, such as the digital impression of the tooth with a device named “ITero”. The digital impression takes a series of photos to then produce an exact and precise model of the teeth needed to be crowned.