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Dental crowns and functions to teeth

Posted on 1/2/2024 by Front Desk
3D rendered cross-section view of three teeth with dental crowns made of different materialsRestorative procedures are done to restore a patient's oral functionality. One of the procedures that is done encompasses the use of dental crowns. Dental caps or crowns help to protect and strengthen the teeth to avoid tooth extraction. This is therefore a run-to method for people who are afraid of tooth extractions.

What they are

A dental crown is a natural-like covering that is in the shape of a tooth. It is used to cover the top of a damaged tooth or a misshaped tooth to regain your natural aesthetics. Crowns are considered multifunctional treatments as they have been sought after for decades for restorative purposes.

Where they are used

Dental crowns are used to restore chipped teeth, worn-out teeth, broken teeth, discolored teeth, short teeth, misshaped teeth, a tooth that have undergone root canal treatment, and unsightly teeth. They are meant to be durable and straight. Dental crowns also match the natural teeth and are for aesthetic purposes.

Types of dental crowns

There are various types of dental crowns. They vary depending on the materials used, treatment, and patient's needs. The dentist is responsible for providing the available options and recommendations to the patient, hence helping out in the decision-making. Some crowns are made of porcelain only (all-porcelain crowns), there are resin crowns, porcelain fused to metal, full metal crowns, and stainless-steel crowns. The all-porcelain crowns are further subdivided into zirconia, glass ceramic crowns, and hybrid ceramic crowns.


Crowns come with several benefits. The good thing is that there is something for each patient. Personal preferences are put into consideration when coming up with patients' crowns. Our team of trained dentists and professionals are, therefore, ready to serve. Let us help you regain your beautiful smile. We are a phone call away.

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