What is a crown?
A crown is a tooth-shaped cover or “cap” cemented onto existing teeth by a dentist. Dental crown is considered to play important role in modern dentistry. Besides restoring a damaged tooth to its normal shape, size, and function, a crown can be used to improve tooth appearance or alignment.
Once cemented, crowns can only be removed by a dentist.
Why do I need a crown?
Your dentist may recommend a crown to
- Support a tooth that has significant cavity, which is unable to have a filling
- Hold a tooth that is severely cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened
Tooth wear can be improved with dental crowns
- Replace missing tooth with a dental bridge
A dental bridge can help replace missing tooth
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function
- Cosmetic modification: Improve the appearance of a tooth by covering a discolored or badly shaped tooth
Teeth discoloration: Before-After placing dental crowns