When teeth are badly broken, extensively decayed or there is a need to replace an existing crown, crowns are the treatment of choice. Crowns or “caps” are a more traditional method of tooth restoration and generally only used when teeth are so badly damaged there isn’t enough tooth structure left to support a filling or a veneer. Because the enamel has to be completely removed for a crown or “cap”, the stronger and more conservative onlay or porcelain veneer restoration is generally the treatment of choice whenever possible. 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. Thakkar will guide you through your options should you have a tooth that is badly decayed or discolored. To see examples, please visit our smile gallery. For questions about crowns, please contact our office for more information.