What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns made of porcelain, ceramic or gold are used to cover broken, worn or missing teeth like a “cap”, restoring beauty, strength and function. The type of material used depends both on which teeth are involved and the preference of the patient.
Why might I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns provide a natural-looking and conservative solution to many tooth problems and can be used to:
- Correct bite issues
- Protect teeth weakened by decay or damage
- Replace old metal dental fillings
- Restore dental implants
- Reinforce teeth after root canal therapy
- Improve the appearance, color or shape of teeth
- Secure dental bridges