A crown is a tooth-shaped covering placed by a dentist to restore a tooth's shape, function or appearance. The underlying tooth may be broken, extremely worn, heavily restored or the crown may be attached to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. A crown is often used to improve the appearance of teeth when teeth whitening procedures or porcelain veneers are unable to produce the desired aesthetic result.
Crowns are classified by the material from which they are made. The 3 main types of crowns are porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), all-ceramic and all-metal. Each type of crown has its own advantages and disadvantages but as society has become more appearance conscious the use of porcelain-fused-to-metal and all-metal crowns has decreased significantly in favour of the more aesthetic all-ceramic crowns.
For a confidential discussion on crowns please contact one of our friendly staff on (08)9341 1022 to arrange a time for a consultation.