What are Crowns?
A crown, or a cap, is a dental restoration that covers your natural tooth or dental implant. Crowns are used to strengthen damaged or decayed teeth, to replace large fillings in teeth, or to restore teeth with a root canal. It’s often made of ceramic or porcelain, and it can mimic the shape and color of your tooth. In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between a crown and natural tooth.
Dental Crowns are recommended when:
● You have a tooth that requires a filling that will exceed the natural tooth structure
● Your teeth have extensive damage, tooth decay and/or fracture lines
● Your teeth are discolored and have compromised tooth esthetics
● Your teeth have undergone root canal therapy. This involves removal of the nerve and blood supply inside the tooth. The lack of blood supply results in a dry tooth. Over the years, these teeth become brittle and are more susceptible to fracture. Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should be protected with a dental crown to prevent breaking down the road.