What are All-Ceramic Crowns?

A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth being restored. All-Ceramic Crowns, as the name implies, do not contain any other material.

When are All-Ceramic Crowns my best choice?

Teeth are naturally translucent. Porcelain crowns fused to metal make it impossible to have a translucent restoration that mimics the natural teeth. Only All-Ceramic Crowns have such translucency.

All-ceramic crowns or “caps” offer a natural-looking solution for a broken tooth, cracked tooth, or teeth that are too badly damaged to be corrected with fillings or veneers. Ceramic crowns can be made white and natural-looking. Incorporating bonding with all-ceramic crowns potentially can restore both the strength and beauty of unblemished natural teeth.

No metal dental ceramic porcelains

Ceramic restorations have no metal and are totally made of ceramic glass, sometimes strengthened with a translucent material such as zirconium.

Feldspathic porcelain is the standard, traditional porcelain that is used for crowns. Many cosmetic dentists feel that this is the most beautiful porcelain.

What other crown options are available for me?

Porcelain fused to gold offers a great cosmetic option for rear molars when strength of the restoration is a concern. We offer several Dental Crowns and Cap options, including porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays.

The TerraGeen Dental staff and Dr. Hoff will help you decide which system is the most appropriate to achieve the strongest and the most natural looking crowns for your smile.