You can think of dental crowns as protective cosmetic caps that go over your teeth. We use often use them for missing teeth or to cover a broken tooth.
However there are several different kinds of dental crowns as you will find out here.
When would you consider a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used for cosmetic dentistry situations - when you mainly want a better smile - as well as restorative dentistry. For example a dental crown might be used to:
- Save a broken tooth
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Attach to a dental implant
- Protect a weakening tooth at risk of breaking
- Hide a dark tooth
- Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth around it