A crown, also known as a cap, completely covers a damaged tooth for restoration and protection. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, metal alloys, or both. A porcelain crown is most popular since it looks similar to a natural tooth. A crown does not only protect the tooth, but it will also help with your tooth’s alignment and visual appeal.
Crowns are needed in the following situations:
- Attachment of a bridge
- Covering an implant
- Covering a discolored tooth
- Covering a tooth which went through a root canal treatment
- Restoration and protection of a fractured tooth
- Replacement of a filling when there is insufficient tooth structure
Feel free to contact us for any questions about dental crowns.
Implants tend to be more expensive than bridges because implants are stronger, longer-lasting, and don’t rely on surrounding teeth for support. Feel free to contact us for any questions about dental implants.