This is a full coverage replacement when a tooth either breaks or has a very large cavity in it. Crowns are typically done when a filling cannot strengthen the tooth. Crowns can be porcelain bonded to metal, all gold or all porcelain. Each type of crown has an indication for its use.
- Porcelain bonded to metal is strong and cosmetic.
- Gold is the strongest and is used in non-esthetic areas.
- All ceramic crowns are used in highly esthetic areas.