What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns encase your existing visible tooth like a cap and restore it to its original shape, size, and appearance. A crown can make teeth stronger by providing support where there is little of the original tooth remaining due to a broken tooth or extensive cavity. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weaker tooth from breaking, or restore one that has already broken. A crown is also used to cover a dental implant or after a root canal treatment. Crowns, like bridges, can help to keep existing teeth from shifting in your mouth and provide stability for your bite.
Why is a Dental Crown Used?
- Crowns are used for a variety of reasons like:
- Holding together a broken tooth
- After a root canal
- As a part of cosmetic dentistry
- To cover a large filling
- As a part of a dental bridge
- To cover a dental implant
- Extreme tooth wear from grinding
There Are Many Different Kinds of Dental Crowns
Porcelain tends to be the most popular due to it matching the appearance of your natural teeth, and its high durability. Contact your dentist to find out which one is best for you.