Dental Crowns

Crown restorations for the smile of a lifetime.

Porcelain vs Lava™ crowns

Crowns for teeth restoration

The standard restoration for a tooth with damage that can no longer be repaired that is broken, discolored, badly shaped or has too much decay for a dental filling is a dental crown that completely covers the prepared tooth. The crown is fitted over the original tooth after any decay has been removed. Cunning Dental Group specializes in crowns and will give you a beautiful restoration that will look, feel and look like your natural teeth.

What materials can be used for a restoration?

Dental crowns of the past

Historically, crowns have been made either of full metal type made entirely of a semi-precious or precious metal (gold) alloy, or a porcelain fused to metal type. While these traditional crowns are generally adequate for basic function, they are usually entirely inadequate for cosmetic cases.

Gold Crown

Metal Crowns

Gold colored metal crowns clash sharply with Natural tooth shades. Alloy of metals with either silver or gold appearance. The inner metal layer does not let light pass through as natural tooth does. Often, there is a dark or gray line next to the gum-line due to tissue incompatibility.

Porcelain Fused To Metal Crown

Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crowns

Porcelain covered metal Crowns are not natural in appearance because they are opaque or flat looking fused to an underlying metal structure. This crown comes closer to the look of real teeth than metal restorations. Metal structure limits translucency sometimes resulting in crown restorations looking dull or lifeless.

Lava™ Crown

Lava™ Crowns

Lava™ Crowns achieves the beauty and translucency of natural teeth. Zirconium oxide produces strong, durable crown restorations. Lava™ Crowns can be an alternative for those who have concerns about metal crowns.