Cosmetic Makeover Case 7 – Dr. Ai Ling Lim

A dental crown is an artificial cap that’s fitted on a damaged tooth to give a natural appearance and protect the remaining tooth structure. Commonly used on broken or weakened teeth, the finished cap comes in a variety of materials and can be used in any part of the mouth.

Porcelain and metal bonded crowns are the most common type due to their strength and reliability. Often used in the molar region, these bonded caps are created with a metal alloy thimble, which is veneered with porcelain to create an accurate finish.

Porcelain and gold crowns are the strongest option, created from a gold thimble with a porcelain veneer. The inherent strength of the gold base ensures the finished product is long lasting and ideal for use at the back of the mouth.

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