Crowns or “caps” are coverings that restore a natural tooth to its former shape, form and function after having been damaged due to structure loss or tooth fracture. They can be made of different materials and material used should be based on each individual case.
Dr. Steinbicker recommends zirconia or porcelain crowns on patients wanting the most esthetic result. Porcelain crowns are generally preferred for teeth in the front or anterior of the mouth. Gold is a great choice for teeth that are further back in the mouth that other people won’t see.
Dental Crowns Protect the Tooth
Caps last an average of 10 years but with proper care than can last the life of the patient. With regular cleanings, proper oral hygiene and a good diet, the longevity of a crown is much longer.