Porcelain crowns restore structure and function to teeth that have been destroyed by decay or trauma. Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully covers that portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, composite fillings/inlays/onlays are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
Dental crowns are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, to strengthen teeth, and as a means by which to enhance the cosmetic appearance of teeth. Crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”. Contact us today to find out more about our Rutherford dental crown services. Contemporary cosmetic crowns are constructed without a metal substructure to ascertain a natural appearance on your gum-line and do not show ugly black metal lines that older crowns used to produce.