The jaw muscles are some of the strongest in our body, sometimes causing teeth to endure great stress while chewing. Some patients clench or grind their teeth- sometimes even while sleeping- causing even more stress to their teeth. A crown helps brace weakened teeth and provides a degree of protection. While a broken and cracked tooth can be a complex matter, a crown is a helpful treatment option designed to protect the tooth for years to come.
What are crowns made of? Crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and Zirconia. Zirconia has become a popular material for crowns in modern dentistry, because it combines the strength of a metal with the beauty of porcelain. They are tooth colored crowns that are strong, long lasting, and look very natural.