What is a dental crown?

dental crowns2Dental 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:

Dental crowns are 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