A crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth, covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, and/or to improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Dental crowns may be needed in the following situations;
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant
- To cover a misshapen or severely discoloured teeth