Our dentists often use dental crowns to cap teeth that have experienced significant damage.
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown (or cap) is a dental restoration which completely caps or covers a damaged or decayed tooth. This helps to restore the tooth's original function and prevents it from sustaining any further damage.
How Dental Crowns Work
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that dentists use in a variety procedures.
If a filling needs to be replaced but your remaining natural tooth is too small, your dentist may use a crown to cover it. Your dentist may also use a crown to cover a tooth after performing a root canal or to attach a dental bridge.
Dental crowns can also be used for aesthetic purposes, like to cover a crooked or discoloured tooth.
Crowns are made to look and function like natural teeth. They are made from strong materials like metal or porcelain and can generally last at least 10 years if they are cared for properly.