A Crown is needed when a tooth has broken or has a fracture that is causing pain. To prepare a tooth for a crown we commonly reduce the tooth by 1 to 1.5mm from the top and all sides. We then take a 3D scan of your tooth and a crown will be made out of the material of your choice. We offer 3 types of crowns-
Emax (lithium disilicate) – Our same day, in office crowns. These are made to match the color of your teeth. Emax crowns are stronger that your enamel and provide the highest esthetics.
Zirconia – Zirconia crowns are at least twice as strong as your enamel. These crowns are also made to match your teeth but do not offer the same esthetics as Emax. Zirconia crowns are the strongest tooth colored crown available. These do require two appointments.
Gold Crowns – Gold crowns are ideal for Patients with heavy wear as they will not fracture. Gold wears well against your natural teeth and is less abrasive. The only downfall for most Patients is that these crowns are gold in color.
The type of crown you get is your choice. In some cases Dr. Mitchell will recommend one over the other in certain situations. All options are similar in price.