Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth to restore their strength, appearance, and function. They can be made out of various materials such as porcelain, zirconia, resin or metals like gold.


After numbing the tooth, our dentists will use a putty-like material to make an impression of it, which they will then mould to create your custom crown.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment designed to help people get the smile of their dreams. They are a great solution for teeth that are discolored, chipped or worn down. Porcelain is a natural-looking material that reflects light like r 韓国インプラント eal teeth. It also resists staining better than composite resin.

A quality cosmetic dentist will consider your goals and discuss the best type of porcelain to suit your smile. It is important to choose a shade that looks natural and blends with your other teeth, skin tone and lifestyle.

Choosing the right porcelain veneers also involves understanding the differences between different types of crowns. Some crowns are made of one standard shade that can’t be color matched to the natural teeth. Others are manufactured in dental laboratories and are made through a multi-layer system to create lifelike aesthetics. These are referred to as monolithic or solid crowns. At VC Dental, we offer Procera and Empress monolithic crowns.

These two types of crowns have an aluminium oxide core and a feldspathic outer layer. The coping is a hard and strong base, while the top layer is crafted by a ceramic artist to provide the most natural looking appearance. These crowns are ideal for nighttime bruxers as they are incredibly strong and durable. The two layer version of these crowns is also available and has the advantage of being reversible. 韓国インプラント


A breakthrough in dental crowns, BruxZir is the world’s most advanced, aesthetically pleasing and lifelike solution for your patients. These monolithic zirconia restorations have been lauded by product evaluators, academics and clinician groups for their strength, esthetics and performance. They are ideal for posterior teeth as a durable and more esthetic alternative to traditional porcelain fused-to-metal crowns (PFMs) or cast gold restorations.

The BruxZir family offers an extensive selection of tooth-colored restorations for any clinical need. Advanced colloidal processing enables BruxZir Zirconia to perform with high-performing strength, lifelike translucency and superior shade consistency.

Unlike traditional PFM crowns, which have a metal base that can create wear on natural teeth and cause sensitivity, BruxZir zirconia is completely ceramic. This means that a bruxism patient will feel much more comfortable with these crowns, as the crown won’t wear on the underlying teeth.

The procedure for a BruxZir crown involves shaping the tooth and taking digital images of the mouth. These are sent to the BruxZir lab, which fabricates your custom restoration. Once the crown is made, it’s seated and cemented on to your remaining tooth. During this appointment, we normally use a local anesthetic, but you can ask for an oral sedation option if you’re uncomfortable with the process. If you choose a sedation option, we’ll schedule a return appointment to finish the process and cement your new smile.

Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic crowns are a newer type of dental crown which can be used for many of the same purposes as metal crowns. They are crafted from pure dental porcelain (sometimes called dental ceramic) and can offer great strength, durability, and a natural appearance. They can also be coloured to match adjacent teeth, and are often used in conjunction with tooth bonding.

There are several different types of ceramic crowns. The most traditional are feldspathic, which is made by custom layering multiple shades and translucencies of porcelain to mimic the colour of natural tooth enamel. There are also’monolithic’ CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufactured) machine produced crowns which are milled out of a solid block of ceramic material, and which have one standard shade. These tend to be less translucent, and can have a slight off-white colouration compared to porcelain. At VC Dental we use the CEREC machine to make monolithic ceramic crowns, which are made in-house at the time of your appointment.

The most durable and long-lasting type of ceramic crown is ‘porcelain-fused-to-metal’, which have a core made of metal alloys, usually zirconia (which is white in appearance), and which the porcelain covering is bonded to. The crown can be shade-matched for a more natural look, and it is also strong enough to withstand biting and chewing. They are a good choice for back teeth, but are less ideal for front teeth due to the appearance of the dark metal substructure.

Metal-Free Crowns

Metal-free crowns are an alternative to traditional restorations made from gold, silver, or metal alloys. These restorations are typically used to treat tooth decay that has spread through the inner layers of the tooth to cause pain, sensitivity, or other issues. They can also safeguard weakened teeth from future reinfection or further damage.

In the past, the standard choice of dental crowns was porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM). This type of restoration uses a metal framework covered with a layer of porcelain to restore teeth. While this method has long been the industry standard, new advances in ceramic materials have allowed us to create porcelain based metal free crowns that are more natural looking and strong.

These crowns are designed using a computerized system that allows them to be created while the patient waits. Our CEREC technology can make a custom, lifelike, and durable porcelain crown in less than two hours. This is a significant improvement over the previous procedure that required making an impression of the teeth and sending them off to be made at a lab.

Before the crown is placed, Dr. Albeer will numb the area and remove any areas of decay. Then, the tooth will be shaped and sized to ensure a secure fit. Once the crown is ready, it will be permanently placed with biocompatible cement.