Ceramic materials have been used in dentistry for well over 200 years. According to the Canadian Dental Association, they are the most biocompatible of dental restorative materials, because they are chemically very stable. This is illustrated by the fact that the oldest known artifacts associated with human habitation are ceramic materials such as pottery fragments, which have not degraded over very long periods of time.
All ceramic (aka porcelain) crowns are a natural looking option for restoring teeth that have been seriously compromised and cannot be restored with simple resin fillings. Just as their name implies, all-ceramic dental crowns are restorations whose full thickness is made entirely of a ceramic substance, such as porcelain, a translucent material which is attractive to look at and blends in well with the rest of your teeth.