A crown is a dental restoration that covers most of the tooth that is above the gumline.
- Crowns may be made of a variety of materials; porcelain, ceramic, gold, gold alloys and metal-porcelain combinations just to name a few.
- The cost and esthetics vary with the material selected.
- Most crowns made in our office are all ceramic.
- Crowns usually take two appointments to complete.
Discuss with the dentist what would work best for you.
The use of a crown can strengthen a tooth with a large filling, or fracture, when most of the tooth structure is missing or structurally compromised.
Crowns are often used to restore teeth that have had root canal therapy as the tooth is weakened by cleaning out the inside of the tooth.
Crowns can also be used to attach bridges or cover an implant.
Crowns may also be used to improve the appearance and alignment of teeth, especially front teeth that are discolored or misshapen.