Dental Crowns

Dental crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped prosthesis that is placed over a tooth - covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to 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.


What types of crowns are available?

Permanent crowns can be made from the following materials:

  • All metal
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • All resin or
  • All ceramic.
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Why is a dental crown needed?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

  2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  4. To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
  5. To cover a dental implant
  6. To cover a root canal treated tooth.