Crowns

Crowns are constructed to restore teeth that are heavily filled, discoloured, broken or malaligned. Crowning involves removing more of the tooth than for veneers and replacing it with a colour matched porcelain to mimic the natural tooth. Old crowns were traditionally made using a metal substructure which accounts for the black lines you often see around the top of an old crown where it meets the gum.

This metal substructure also makes a crown look false, as light is unable to pass through the crown creating an artificial look. New all porcelain/zirconia crowns made by the latest 'Procera' CAD/CAM technology, allow light to pass through the crown and tooth so it is reflected naturally and ensures a natural life-like appearance. As there is no metal content present, there is no corrosive black line at the margin making it more bio-compatible and aesthetic; but still incredibly strong.

Crowns