Crowns are like caps that are cemented onto teeth to reinforce their structure and function. A tooth that has weakened due to trauma, root canal treatment or wear can be treated with the help of crowns. Dental implants are also used to support a crown when a tooth needs replacement.
Porcelain crowns are made entirely out of porcelain or ceramic material. The tooth that needs the crown is first cut and shaped to make space for the crown. An impression is made of the tooth then sent to a dental lab where the crown is fabricated. At the subsequent appoint, the crown is tried-in and then cemented onto the tooth with tooth-colored cement.
Porcelain is the only dental material that matches the natural tooth structure the most.