What are Dental Crowns?

 
Unlike a veneer, a crown completely caps or encircles a tooth.  While it requires removal of more tooth structure, it is a  better option for teeth that have been weakened by decay, fracture or root canal treatment.  Crowns are made of many materials from gold to zirconia (white). 

Single Unit Anterior Crown

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Single Unit Anterior Crown

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One of the most difficult dental procedures: matching a single front tooth.  
 

This patient traumatized her left front tooth as a child.  For years, we discussed replacing the crown due to metal showing by the gum line which was an esthetic concern of hers.  After a lot of thought (and time), she decided it was finally time to replace it.  

 

We made her a front tooth that no one would suspect was anything less than natural.

Dentist Fayetteville, NC