Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns as well as most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

A crown works by covering or "capping" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.

Dental Crowns Made in China?

When a dental patient goes to a dentist to get a dental crown, the dentist prepares the tooth, takes the impression and gives the patient a temporary crown that is made in the dental office chair side. Then the impression is sent to a dental lab where the permanent crown […] Read more »