What Is A Crown?
A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Many people call it a cap.
Crowns are a fixed prosthetic device and may be placed for several reasons. Usually, the tooth has been broken or severely damaged by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. It may also be used to hold together parts of a cracked tooth or cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
- All ceramic
- All metal
- Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
- Porcelain fused to Zirconia
All crowns have advantages and disadvantages. Which type is best for you will be determined in part by your occlusion (how your teeth meet) and whether you grind your teeth. The final choice is up to you and your dentist.
That is why Dr. Music and his experienced staff is the right choice for you when making this decision. To start the process, call us at 502-895-5440 and begin the process.