A dental crown is a replacement for a damaged tooth. It replaces the natural tooth-crown, when this is lost or destroyed. Dental crowns are available in various sizes and materials, and are fitted, like a cap, over the prepared tooth and anchored.
Depending on the procent of decay, dental crowns are full or half, either from metal (fullcast crown), or ceramic (fullceramic crown) or a mixture of both materials (metalic core with ceramic cover).
By small gaps or chips in the front teeth, ceramic covers (furnier) are used; blemishes and crooked teeth can then be corrected and the natural toothcolour found. Which type of crown is to be used, depends on the location of the tooth, astethic and allergic components.
Dental crowns made of fullceramic have the advantage of being very robust and compatible. The tooth nerve is protected by the minimum temparature flux; colour stability and minimum deterioration is guaranteed for a long time.