Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to replace missing teeth. A crown, also called a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens the tooth, but it can also dramatically improve the tooth's appearance, shape and alignment.
Crowns may be used to…
- Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
▪ Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
▪ Restore a fractured tooth
▪ Attach a bridge
▪ Cover a dental implant
▪ Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
▪ Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your teeth. Crowns can be made from different materials which include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. You and your dentist will decide which type is appropriate, depending upon the strength requirements and esthetic concerns of the tooth involved.
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