A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings .
There are many types of crowns
– Porcelain crowns
– Zirconia crowns
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. they are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. porcelain caps are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. contact Peter Bishay to learn more about porcelain crown options.
Zirconia is a newer material for dental restorative treatments. It’s a type of ceramic — or, in more specific terms, a zirconium oxide — that’s stronger than porcelain and some metal alloys, and it gets fewer sharp edges from the normal “wear and tear” that happens over time. Zirconia crowns tend to cause less stress and damage on opposing pieces than their porcelain counterparts. The latter might act like sandpaper when rubbing against your other teeth and causing enamel erosion. That’s one of the many reasons dentists might recommend you to consider zirconia for your dental procedures.