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What is a dental crown?

 What’s a Crown?

An artificial crown is a non-removable restoration that covers a major portion of the visible part of a natural tooth. A crown can be used for a tooth or dental implant restoration. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. A crown can be made of porcelain, gold or synthetic materials.

Porcelain/TiLite Crown

What is TiLite?


  • Better for people with para functional habits, ie grinding and clenching of teeth
  • A little stronger than aluminum oxide
    All ceramic crowns
  • Very strong core
  • Attractive
  • Same color as natural teeth
  • Standard of dentistry for 30 years


E-max Crown

E-max crowns are made with Ivoclar Vivadent’s patented lithium disilicate material is truly revolutionary, a material that combines high strength and high esthetics into one product. E-max has optimal translucency, durability and strength.

Studies show that e-max is bio compatible. E-max matches the biological environment of the body and does not cause unwanted reactions.

  • Very strong
  • Great esthetics
  • Durable
  • Bio compatible
  • Superior translucency and light diffusion properties
  • Replicates natural tooth very well


All Gold Crown

Another popular option is an all gold or full gold crown. Two features that make these crowns popular are superior strength and less abrasive to opposing teeth.

  • Many dentists prefer this type for posterior of mouth
  • Some patients prefer the look of gold in their mouth
  • Very strong
  • Less abrasive to opposing natural teeth
  • Wears similar to natural enamel.

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