Ceramic dental crownsare tooth-colored dental restorations bonded to gold or a Nobel metal for strength. This type of dental crown completely covers the tooth being restored. Unlike the All-Ceramic crown, a fused or bonded ceramic crown is designed for a tooth that is subjected to high biting force. Gold and other Nobel (e.g. inert) metals are used for the base.
When the restoration of teeth require a crown in an area of high biting force, a ceramic porcelain crown strengthened with a metal, typically a gold alloy, may be called for.
Porcelain Fused to Gold Crowns for Strength and Beauty
Fused restorations have been improved over the forty years since their introduction to dentistry and can rival the cosmetics of an All-ceramic crown when done properly.
Fused ceramic crowns will take more stress than is practical for an All-ceramic dental crown. Porcelain fused to gold crowns looks like natural teeth and are stronger than ceramic crowns. They offer a natural looking solution for a broken tooth, cracked tooth, or teeth. Fused ceramic crowns can be colored to match the surrounding teeth to provide an attractive appearance. They are a good choice for front or back teeth.
We offer several choices in caps and crowns.
Dr. Cohen will help you decide if a porcelain fused to gold crown is the most appropriate system to achieve strongest the most natural looking restoration for your smile.