Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

There are several types of materials used for crown fabrication, and porcelain is one of them  (tooth colored crown). The type of material used for a crown is prescribed according to the need of each individual case.  

Crown, as in the case of all other kind of restorations all restorations may eventually need to be replaced. 

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth that had root canal treatment.

What does getting a crown involve?

First the area where you will receive treatment for a crown gets numb. Then your tooth is prepared (ground) and a mold of the tooth is taken. After the crown is fabricated in a dental laboratory it is cemented over your prepared tooth and the result is a very natural look.

If the procedure is performed using Computerized Technology - CEREC- then the porcelain crown is fabricated with the computer in our office and is bonded to your tooth right after its fabrication is finished. 



Sandra C. Hoffmeier, DDS, New York City Cosmetic Dentist

Restorative, Cosmetic. Holistic Dentistry