What are crowns?
Crowns are permanent prosthetic structures unlike removable dentures .
They can be applied to existing teeth or implants and if needed they can be removed only by a dentist.
They are used on teeth that have been destroyed by cavities or because a big part of the tooth has been lost because of fractures due to injuries and less invasive techniques cannot be used .
On implants they are used as the structure on top of the implant’s part, that is in the bone, to give the aesthetic and functionality of a natural tooth.
The preferred materials are porcelain or ceramic crowns that can be matched to the color of the rest of the existing natural teeth. .
They can be made using metals but this isn’t usually preferred by patients as they do not match aesthetically the natural teeth.
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