Dental crowns can restore both the function and beauty of damaged teeth. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.
Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. When crafted from today’s high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve upon a tooth’s original appearance.
Some of the reasons you might need a tooth crown include:
- Large broken down filling
- Extensive dental decay
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Tooth with poor size or shape
A crown will enhance the appearance of the damaged tooth. More importantly, a crown will restore the tooth’s natural function. Your crown will enable you to bite down, chew, and speak with naturally