A dental crown is a special type of restoration that is done to either repair damaged teeth, improve their appearance or both. Many choices are available for what the crown can be made from including gold, precious metals, porcelain and resin. Often, crowns are made from a combination of these materials to improve strength and durability.
Today, the most common material used for dental crowns is porcelain. This material provides the ideal combination of strength, durability and lifelike tooth appearance. The making of porcelain crowns is often completed by highly skilled ceramic dental technicians to recreate the texture and colour of real teeth. Quite often, porcelain crowns can be difficult to pick from the neighbouring teeth.