A dental crown is a “cap” that is shaped like a tooth, which is inserted over a tooth. It covers the tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. The crowns are cemented into place and fully cover the visible portion of the tooth. The various types of dental crowns available are metal crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns.
Why Dental Crowns?
Dental crown restores the appearance of your teeth and your face. If your tooth is severely decayed or cracked, the dentist will need to restore it prior to preparing a cap. Teeth also support the muscles in our faces, so anything less than a full tooth may affect the way you look. Dental crowns will also be the same size and shape as the natural tooth. As a result, it will keep your jaw and bite aligned. It will also make sure that other teeth don’t shift locations or take on a greater share of the work of biting and chewing.