Porcelain crowns are caps that are placed on carefully prepared teeth.
Porcelain crowns are caps that are placed on carefully prepared teeth. They are used with careful consideration when an improvement in aesthetics or strengthening of natural tooth structure is required. When a tooth is cracked or broken or a significant amount of tooth structure is missing a crown is a good solution to provide a bracing effect and a restoration which is stronger than a filling.
Metal free ceramic crowns are very strong, which means that a tooth can be restored so that it imitates a natural tooth, aesthetically, without requiring a metal substructure.
With proper care, avoiding biting hard foods/items, and avoiding high impact for example during contact sports, porcelain crowns can last for many years.
At Dr Ang’s dental practice, we believe in conserving as much natural tooth structure as possible, because in doing so – we minimise the risk of damage to the nerve as well as preserving as much of the integrity and structural strength of the natural tooth.