A porcelain crown is used to completely cover a weakened, damaged or cracked tooth above the gum line and protect it. Coloured and shaped to match your own teeth, crowns can look and feel almost exactly like a natural tooth.
Soft, moldable material is used to make a precise “impression” of the tooth to be crowned and nearby teeth. A dental technician uses the impression to make the crown the exact height needed. A temporary crown made of plastic or metal is put over the tooth until the crown is made. When the porcelain crown is fitted, small adjustments are made to ensure you retain your natural bite.
Depending on the strength of the tooth underneath, with good dental hygiene a crown can last for many years