Crowns – Caps

Using Crowns To Restore Teeth


Sometimes it’s necessary to restore multiple teeth with crowns before they turn into more extensive work. There may be a period that requires that you wear a bite guard to protect your new crowns and to help prevent damage from clenching at night.

Porcelain is the most common material used to make crowns because of its durability and color. In the past, porcelain fused to metal or all-metal crowns was the technology for crowning teeth. This technology has served us well and is still the treatment of choice in cases where you have decay or fillings with margins that go below the gums. Porcelain fused to metal is also the technology used to build porcelain bathtubs.

If you have established good habits, early routine maintenance, and an occasional crown or filling will be all you would need. Porcelain crowns last a long time, but like any dental restoration, they will eventually need to be replaced.

To see what types of restorative dentistry treatments are right for you, call us today at (336) 841-0000.