The dental crown is a tooth shaped cap and is used to cover and protect the damaged tooth to
restore functionality, strength, shape and size. Dental crowns can be screwed or cemented
depending on the procedure being used.
Common dental crown uses:
- To protect a weak tooth, from breaking or holding the
parts together if it's cracked.
- To support and protect a tooth that has a large filling.
Common cosmetic crown uses:
- To hold a dental bridge.
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
Common dental implant uses:
- To cover the titanium dental implant and give shape to the
After the healing process of the dental implant, the specialist will take impressions of your
mouth to custom-make the artificial tooth. There are two methods to place the dental implant
crown into the abutment; The cemented method can preserve the crown’s appearance avoiding the
unaesthetic screw access and provides greater resistance to porcelain fracture. The screwed
method allows the specialist to easily recover the crown in case of maintenance or fracture.
What are dental crowns made of? Zirconia crown
The zirconia crown is in its type the strongest and the easiest to manufacture compared to other
crowns available at the moment. To obtain the right fit for your mouth the dentist uses CAD/CAM
technology that shapes and cuts the crown to match the existing tooth. The creating process and
placement can be done in a single appointment.
The porcelain crown is made with this strong material that reflects light and looks like your
natural teeth. It is most often used in the front teeth, but can be used as well in larger
molars. If you are concerned about anyone noticing the crown, the porcelain can be made to mimic
the tone and translucence of your natural teeth.
Disclaimer: this information does not represent the medical advice from our clinics. All cases
are different and this treatment may not suit you. Chair time may vary depending on specific
patient procedure. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience.
All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and
diagnosis contact one of our top dental clinics.