If a patient’s tooth needs its shape, size, strength, or appearance restored, we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that encases the visible part of a tooth. We may recommend a metal-free crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Hold a cracked tooth together
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Restore a worn down tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large dental filling
  • Cover misshaped or badly stained teeth
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Improve the appearance of a tooth
  • Eliminate black margins

In our office, we provide metal-free dental crowns. They not only duck the issue of metal hypersensitivity, but they are more aesthetic. These crowns are made from ceramic, porcelain, or Zirconium. Zirconium is a new comer to the metal free practice and while new, accounts for almost 90% of all dental crowns and bridgework. Its appeal is its strength and durability. For those who grind their teeth, a BruxZir or Zirconia crown is the answer to the problem of excessive wear.  They are ideal for patients with metal allergies. Ceramic, porcelain, and Zirconium dental crowns are made to match the shade of your natural teeth, so they are especially well suited for the front teeth and other visible teeth. They provide a better color match than any other dental crown type.

We encourage you to contact us today to schedule your prosthetic crown appointment.