CROWNS

A dental crown is a covering placed over the top of your own natural tooth to restore tooth structure lost due to caries or fracture. It restores function and has the added advantage of being able to improve aesthetics.

Gold crowns

Pros

• Provides the best seal against the tooth
• Similar wear properties to the tooth structure

Cons

• Colour
• May need long term replacement

Ceramic crowns

Pros

• Looks natural as they absorb and reflect light like a natural tooth
• Can be colour matched to the surrounding teeth
• Often used in smile enhancements to improve aesthetics

Cons

• May need removal of additional tooth structure
• May need long term replacement