What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is sometimes called a cap as it covers or ‘caps’ a tooth completely. The crown fits tightly over the tooth, extending right down to just below the gum line so none of the original tooth is visible, sealing the tooth and protecting it from decay and infection. Your crown can have a precious metal substructure which is covered up with porcelain or it may be entirely metal-free. All-ceramic crowns provide the very best aesthetic results as they have a similar translucency to natural teeth. The very latest all-ceramic materials are extremely strong and are suitable for crowning back teeth. One Smile also has a CEREC machine which can mill beautiful all-porcelain crowns while you wait.