A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cover” that your dentist can put over a tooth or an implant to restore your tooth’s normal look and functionality.
A crown—which can be made of a variety of different materials, including porcelain, ceramic or zirconia—may be used if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling, or if you have a cracked tooth, have had a root canal, or want to cover a tooth for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns are also used to cover dental implants—and to hold dental bridges in place.
Implant crowns can be attached in one of two ways, either with a small screw or cement. Cemented crowns look more like a natural tooth and are therefore more likely to produce the desired appearance. Screw-retained crowns are easier to remove, should maintenance, repairs or surgical intervention become necessary.
Common Dental Crown Procedures
What are cemented crowns? A cemented crown is a crown that is secured to a dental implant using a luting agent similar to crowns cemented onto natural teeth. Some of the benefits are: Aesthetics. A cemented crown looks just like a natural tooth and is biocompatible with surrounding gingival tissues. Aesthetics. A cemented crown looks…
What are screw-retained crowns? A screw-retained implant crown is a single-tooth fixed restoration that is secured to a dental implant by means of a screw. Some of the benefits of screw-retained crowns are: – The ability to precisely place the crown(s)- Good bone retention around the implant(s)- Screw-retained crowns are easy to remove when maintenance,…