A crown is a Dental Laboratory made “cap” that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth. Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials. Here are some of the most popular options:
Porcelain bonded crowns: these crowns are made of a metal base with porcelain cover on top to match the shade of your enamel on neighbouring teeth.
All-ceramic crowns: ceramic material which is metal free. In some circumstances these can be advantageous over the more traditional, porcelain bonded crowns
Gold alloy crowns: Gold is still commonly used in dentistry. It’s a very biocompatible material.
In all cases, for your comfort and aesthetics a temporary crown is used in the period when the permanent crown is being made.
Should you require a crown, your dentist will be able to advise you on type and shade to meet your specific requirements.