Crowns or “caps” are traditional and commonly used restorations in dentistry today. Because the enamel has to be totally removed for a crown or “cap”, the stronger and more conservative onlay or porcelain veneer restoration is generally the treatment of choice whenever possible. However, when teeth are badly broken, extensively decayed, or replacing existing caps, are the treatment of choice. Crowns can be made of all porcelain, porcelain fused to gold, porcelain fused to zirconium, or all gold. The best crown material is often determined by an individual’s bite and esthetic considerations.
Dr. Swenda has extensive training and experience in crown placement and has successfully placed thousands of these restorations since 1985. To view examples of his work, please visit our and our . For questions about crowns, please our office for more information.