Restorative Dental Crowns

Crowns are a great way to restore broken down or decayed teeth.

A restorative dental crown is used to repair damaged or decayed teeth and restore a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. While enhancing your chewing ability and smile, a crown can also make the tooth quite strong. With proper care and hygiene crowns will last for many years.

Depending on the function and desired outcome, crowns can be constructed of several different materials. We can recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the structure of the tooth, chewing placement, and desired appearance. We believe every restorative crown can also be a cosmetically pleasing crown.

There are three main types of crowns; ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, and all metal with several types of material. Each material has its own features and unique character. Dr. McOmie prefers to use superior BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns over crowns made of porcelain fused to metal. This allows Dr McOmie to perform metal-free dentistry and give the patient a beautiful crown with no grey line at the gums.

The BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns we use look amazing and over time will not reveal the unattractive black line at the gumline from porcelain fused to metal crowns. The crown will not stain or change color and can be made to match the light-transmitting qualities of natural teeth.

Your Crown Options


    Full porcelain crowns are very esthetic, the most beautiful crown, but also one of the weakest materials. Excellent choice for front teeth. This is most commonly used for veneers.


    Zirconia fused to porcelain is a very strong material and beautiful as well, can be used in all areas of the mouth. The zirconia framework allows for metal-free dentistry with great strength.


    BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns are the strongest metal-free crowns on the market. They are milled using CAD/CAM technology. They do not chip or flake like porcelain can. These have all the benefits of a gold crown while being tooth colored.


    These are the most common “tooth colored” crowns. This material has a proven track record over decades.


    A crown made of this material can easily last decades. Most people don’t like the look of a gold crown, so their popularity is fading. Some people still choose them in areas that can’t be seen easily.

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