All ceramic or all porcelain dental crowns (”caps”) are different names for the same type of crown (”cap”).
Crowns/Caps offer a natural looking solution for:
In the past, dentists used the old metal to porcelain crowns. They had a metal inside with tooth colored porcelain added on top of it. New technology has allowed us to make all porcelain crowns without the metal part that are as strong as the old metal-porcelain crowns.
Without the metal inside, we can save tooth structure and minimize the risk of you needing a potential root canal or developing sensitivity. All porcelain crowns are also much more esthetic and they do not have the ugly black line at the gum line.
All porcelain crowns can be made to match the light transmitting properties of natural teeth and will not stain or change color. The crowns come in different types of porcelain so we try to use extra strong porcelain types for your back chewing teeth and more esthetic porcelain types for your front teeth.