A dental crown is a type of indirect filling made in the dental lab. It is a protective cover or cap that is cemented onto your tooth to maintain its strength and integrity. If your tooth is heavily broken down or have very large fillings, cracks and breaks may occur, thus a crown is placed to protect the tooth from further deteriorate. It is made of either a metal or ceramic that can mimic the natural look of your teeth. At Thomson Dental Centre, we specialise in making all ceramic, metal free crowns that blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
There are many types of life-like ceramics like feldspathic porcelain, lithium disilicate or zirconia that can mimic natural teeth. Based on the needs of your teeth, our dentist and dental technicians will choose the appropriate material, match the colour to closely resemble your teeth and restore your smile.
A dental crown is a type of indirect restoration. An indirect restoration, as opposed to a direct restoration, is made entirely outside of your mouth. An impression is usually taken after the tooth is prepared, then a dental technician will fabricate the restoration using stronger, more resilient and aesthetic materials. This can either be bonded or cemented in on your next appointment. Indirect restoration tend to last longer than direct restorations because of the precision and materials used in restoring your teeth. Examples of indirect restorations are veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges.