Crowns (Caps)

A crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. Although there are several types of crown, porcelain (tooth-coloured) crowns are the most aesthetic because they resemble your natural teeth for wear, hardness and strength.

Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and colour of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting and beautiful smile. They are highly durable and will last many years but like most dental restorations they may eventually need to be replaced.

Why do I need Caps?

They protect and strengthen the tooth's structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Other reasons are:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.
  • Close gaps between teeth.
  • Part of a bridge to replace missing teeth or over an implant.
  • Protect very worn surfaces of teeth to correct the bite.

Before Crowns
After Crowns