What Is Dental Crown

A crown is commonly called a cap. It may be thought of as a โ€œcoverโ€ as it covers, or replaces, that part of the tooth seen in the mouth.

A crown can be done for many reasons. Most often, it is done when a tooth is

Badly decayed, chipped, discoloured or mis-shaped

Common FAQs

How is a crown done?

To put it simple, the tooth is trimmed to make space for the final crown. Mould of this tooth is then taken for a custom-made crown fabricated in a laboratory according to your dentistโ€™s instructions. When the crown is ready, it is fitted on the tooth and firmly cemented in place.

What is a crown made of?

It can be made of porcelain or metal or combinations of gold alloys and porcelain. Special types of glasses and plastics can also be used. Your dentist will choose the material best suited for your case.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a special kind of denture where the artificial tooth is fixed to natural teeth next to it (often by means of crowns). A bridge is compact and feels like natural teeth but it can only be done in specially selected cases

How do I care for my crown?

Careful daily brushing and flossing are essential to keep the gums around the crown healthy. Biting on hard things such as ice and shells are discouraged as this may chip the porcelain. Regular check-up by your dentist is also necessary. Do remember that crowns and bridges are only as good as they are maintained.

Financial Consideration

Why are crowns & bridges expensive?

Crowns & bridges are long-term restorations. Making them requires the considerable skill and time of your dentists and a technician working in a specially equipped laboratory. The crown itself is often made of precious metals.