Earlier, the type of crown that was used the most, had a base of metal as a foundation and porcelain that was placed over it (metal ceramic). There were inherent cosmetic and bio-compatibility issues with this, such as grey/dull looking teeth and black lines around the gums with food accumulation near the metal ceramic cap margins. Dr. Priyank Mathur predominantly places all porcelain crowns (metal free dental caps) and the benefit is to create the most natural smile & health possible, without sacrificing the strength and durability. In actuality, they are more functional.

If you are looking for a once in a lifetime treatment to sort out all your cosmetic and functional issues, then these caps are the best option. Because of their versatility, porcelain crowns can be used effectively to solve a variety of problems. If your tooth is broken or is not strong enough to withstand normal wear and tear or has become extremely worn-down, a porcelain crown would be an ideal treatment for you.

Porcelain crowns are also excellent for supporting teeth that have had large fillings needing replacement, root canal treated teeth and dental implants. They can be used aesthetically to lighten your teeth, narrow gaps, and reduce crowding. Because of their success and versatility, they have long been popular amongst our patients.