A porcelain crown can restore a single damaged tooth back to its original form and function. While tooth crowns have been around for years, a new generation of fine-grade porcelain gives today’s porcelain crowns the look of real teeth.
A porcelain crown is an exact replica of the natural tooth it is covering. The new porcelain cover preserves and protects the remaining shell of the tooth. The crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth, leaving it strong and durable and serving as the tooth’s new outer surface.
Age, grinding teeth, a misaligned bite, large fillings and tooth decay all cause teeth to wear, crack, or break resulting in the need for a crown. In other cases, crowns replace missing teeth and are anchored to the teeth on either side, with a “bridge” section spanning the space and connecting the two crowns.