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A crown is a laboratory-constructed restoration, which covers all or part of a tooth in order to improve both appearance and function. Crowns are made of cast metal, porcelain or a combination of both. By virtue of their strength and encircling configurations cast crowns allow the reconstruction of individual teeth not possible by any other mode of treatment. With the range of materials we have available to us and with the advances in dental equipment and technology, porcelain crowns can now be made so that even we, as the experts, can have difficulty in distinguishing them from their neighbours.
Shown below is a typical case:
Crowns and bridges were used to improve the aesthetics and function of his teeth.