Crowns are better than ever!

Crowns are better than ever!

We commonly place crowns, or caps on severely broken down and heavily restored teeth. A crown is a full coverage restoration which protects and covers the entire tooth. Crowns are a great preventative form of restorative dentistry, as they help stop future breakdown or fracture of natural teeth.

With the advancements in dental technology, all ceramic crowns are now commonplace when it comes to the fixed dental prosthesis.There are various types of ceramic crowns out there, among those are the Feldspathic porcelain, Procera, Lava, Empress and the Zirconium crowns.

Zirconium is becoming one of the most chosen materials for dental crowns. Its many advantages include:

  • Extraordinarily tough
  • Can withstand wear and tear
  • Less tooth removal
  • No Metal fuse
  • Modifiable size, shape and color
  • Biocompatible


This crown is considered to be the best match with your own natural teeth. The transparent colour and lifelike shape ensures that it is unlikely to be noticed amongst your own natural teeth.

There is no metal alloy base with this crown which means no unsightly looking grey line around the gum line.

They are strong, long lasting and unlikely to crack or fracture as compared to many other types of crowns. They are considered to be at less risk of chipping compared to zirconia crowns.YThhgg

Gold crowns

There is also still definitely a place for gold in dentistry. Metal or porcelain bonded to metal crowns are very good, predictable, long lasting restorations. All options are always presented to patients prior to choosing the type of material. Gold is easy on the bite, and is almost impossible to break. It is gentle on the opposing teeth and makes for a very good choice in many circumstances.