Overview
Preventive Dental Care
+ Dental Cleanings
+ Oral Cancer Screening
+ Digital X-Ray
+ Oral Hygiene Instruction
+ Cosmetic Dentistry
Peridontics
+ Scaling & Root Planing
+ Gum Therapy
+ Bone Grafting
Endodontics
+ Root Canal Treatments
Oral Surgery
+ Teeth Extraction
+ Wisdom Teeth Extraction
+ Dental Implants
Prosthodontics
+ Dental Crowns
+ Bridges
+ Dentures
+ Emergency Dental Care
Dental Crown

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and 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.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  • To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) 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 misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification


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