Dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap which is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. It is a porcelain dental prosthesis used for restoring big dental cavities, fractures and implants.
Some dental porcelain materials enable light transmission and are usually used in the front side of the mouth for cosmetic appearance. Although there are different kinds, the most known one is the zirconia crown.
Some of them require infrastructure for functional strong teeth. However, if you desire an aesthetic smile only, porcelain materials without metal infrastructure will be used for this purpose. Although it has better pressure resistant features, dental porcelain supported by metal infrastructure has shorter lifetime when compared with full porcelain crown. Crown prices vary depending on the type of material and your choice.